1b. Info for the AIDS Walk-NY on Sunday, May 16th, 2004 - if you just learning about the event and how to participate and to contribute
In memory and honor of Robert Sisco and to help a very worthy cause, please join our team called "Team Robert Sisco!" at the AIDS Walk on Sunday May 16th in Central Park, New York City at 8:00 am. Robert's friend, Lisa Dennett, started the team and you can register by contacting her or Robert's brother Frank by email or phone (as per below) or by visiting the AIDS Walk website and following the simple steps below. We are meeting at the table set aside for Robert Sisco. Please get there early at 8:00 am so we can get organized. Look for walkers wearing special white cotton visors marked "wwww.RobertSisco.com" and contact Frank to get your visor in advance. Bring your camera, water, cell phones and lots of friends and relatives!
You can also donate money to the AIDS Walk (to benefit people with AIDS) by (a) giving a check made payable to "AIDS Walk NY" and sending it to Lisa or Frank who will enter the info on the website or (b) paying by credit card or debit card through the special secured AIDS Walk website and following the simple steps below.
To contact Lisa Dennett (or to send checks): - Lisa Dennett, 7114 34th Avenue, Apt 2A, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, emal is Ldennett@msn.com, office phone is 718.507.8425, home fax is 718.834.0018.
To contact Frank Sisco (or to send checks):- Frank Sisco, 30 Mill Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804, email is firstname.lastname@example.org, office phone is 914.381.3737, office fax is 914.698.5335, home phone is 914.576.1483, cell phone is 914.589.1013, website is www.lifeandmoney.com.
To use the AIDS Walk website: Go to www.AIDSWalk.net then click on left box for New York, then on left side of page click on "Register," then click on "Join a Team," then click "Continue" and scroll down the many teams in alphabetical order until you find "Team Robert Sisco!" and then fill out the page that comes up for Personal information and to create for yourself a username and password, then click "Continue". From there you can select by clicking which person you want to sponsor by donating money. If you are paying by credit card or debit card, you can also donate by clicking on the left side of the main page where it says "Sponsor a Walker." If you are pledging and paying by check, contact Lisa Dennett or Frank Sisco as per above. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Frank Sisco.
Suggested email to send to potential sponsors from the website www.aidswalk.net
I am writing to let you know that I have registered for AIDS Walk New York and am very excited about the event. This is a very important issue to me so I have set an ambitious fundraising goal. I want to do as much as I can to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Even though there has been a lot of publicity about drug treatments which are prolonging some people's lives, they don't work for everyone and there is still no cure in sight. Moreover, young people are still getting infected at alarmingly high rates.
GMHC and about 40 other AIDS organizations in the area get the money from the AIDS Walk. It's clear that we need more services and more prevention programs than ever before.
I want your help. Will you please sponsor me for the AIDS Walk? Just click on the website address below to enter my personalized web page and charge your donation. Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important cause and for showing that you join me in wanting to end this epidemic.
A few facts you may want to know:
~AIDS Walk New York is the world's largest AIDS fundraising event.
~In 2003, nearly 45,000 people, a group as diverse as the city itself, participated in the AIDS Walk, collecting $5.1 million.
~AIDS Walk New York stands out as a model of community action and cost-efficient fundraising. The priority has always been to have the money raised go directly to vital services to help people living with HIV or AIDS.
~AIDS Walk New York benefits GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis), the nation's oldest and most comprehensive AIDS Service organization. The organization's staff of 189 and 7,000 dedicated volunteers provide services to more than 15,000 men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS and their families.
~A portion of the net proceeds from the AIDS Walk also goes to dozens of other AIDS organizations within the tri-state area.