AIDS Walk – October 16

Lace Up for Local HIV Care and Prevention on October 16, 2011!

We need you to raise awareness and funds to reduce new HIV infections and provide care to people living with the disease. Please join the local AIDS relief effort by registering to walk or by donating today!  http://www.asaustin.org/site/PageNavigator/walk/walk_home.  First UMC member, Lisa Owens, is CFO for AIDS Services of Austin.

Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis is the Honorary Chair of AIDS Walk Austin 2011.

Louganis, who tested positive for HIV in 1988, will speak at the opening ceremonies and will lead the 24th annual Walk. Aside from his success in diving, Louganis is an activist, actor, dog trainer, speaker and author. His best-selling autobiography, “Breaking the Surface,” spent five weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. For the first time since 1988, Louganis has returned to the world of diving as a coach for Team USA in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He recently started the Greg Louganis Positively Pet Fund to provide food and veterinary care for pets of people affected by HIV and AIDS.

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