Category Archives: AIDS Action Committee

Harbor to the Bay this weekend

Harbor to the Bay, Boston, ProvincetownNow in its twelfth year, Harbor to the Bay (H2B), a 120+ mile bike ride initiated to help raise awareness and funding for several local HIV/AIDS organizations, has raised nearly $3.5 million.

This year’s ride is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 20th. The ride starts at the corner of Boylston and Clarendon Street and concludes at the Boat Slip in Provincetown later that day.

I’d like to tip my hat to the organizers, volunteers and of course the many riders who train and fund raise for this event.  AIDS/HIV is no longer in vogue and the fund raising, prevention and education work is still as important as ever. Thank you  to everyone who helps make this ride a possibility.  If you’d like to learn more or possibly donate, visit their website, www.harbortothebay.org.

 

AIDS Walk & 5k Run Boston

AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonThe 29th AIDS Walk  & 5k Run Boston took place yesterday, drawing a large crowd probably in part due to the spectacular weather.  At the time I wrote this post details about how many participated and the total amount raised had yet to be announced.  If you have not donated and would like to I’d encourage you to visit the link below.

AAC.ORG/GOTO/IWALK

Feel free to select my photo (Rob Wilson) or any of my colleagues who participated in the AAC social media campaign to raise awareness and fund raise. This event is crucial to raise unrestricted dollars to help fund / support mission-critical programs that aren’t always popular or easy to fund.   Much thanks to the AIDS Action Committee, the many volunteers and those who participated. Below are some photos from all the fun. Thank you to all who posed for Sergio.AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk Boston

 

Join me at the Boston AIDS Walk & Run

Credits: Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez   Photo: Joel Benjamin   Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo   Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

Credits:
Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Joel Benjamin
Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo
Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

This Sunday, June 1st will be the 29th Boston AIDS Walk & Run. It will start at 9:00 AM with the opening ceremonies at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell.  The 5K run starts at 9:50 AM and the walk at 10:00 AM.

I’d like to encourage you to make a modest pledge in your own name and come down and join Sergio and me this year as we walk.

AAC.ORG/GOTO/IWALK

AIDS Walk & Run Boston is Sunday, June 1

Credits: Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez   Photo: Joel Benjamin   Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo   Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Joel Benjamin
Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo
Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

Recently I was contacted and asked to help promote the AIDS Walk & Run Boston.  I worked for The AIDS Action Committee for three years from 2001-2004 so I was flattered and only too happy to help – Sergio and I have walked in nearly every AIDS Walk since my time at the AAC.

aac.org/goto/iwalk

I’d encourage you to check out the sweet pledge page that the AAC has created for me, but what I’d really like to ask is if you would consider coming to the AIDS Walk.  Make a modest donation to yourself and come down to do the walk. If you have any questions about The Walk, feel free to reach out to me. I’ll be talking about this event over the next week+ to try and raise awareness and encourage people to participate.

Much Thanks

Boston Pride musical acts announced

Boston prideEarlier today Boston Pride announced the five musical acts will headline the Boston Pride Festival on Saturday, June 14th from noon to 6pm at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. This year’s entertainment includes: Mary Lambert,  A Great Big WorldAlex NewellJD Samson & Men , and Jeanie Tracy.

4/15/2014 Update: I was contacted by an employee of The Trophy Room who confirmed the Saturday Block Party will indeed take place as in past years outside the Chandler Inn.

Boston Pride according to BosGuyWith Fritz no longer at the corner of Chandler and Berkeley, I’m wondering if the unofficial block party that typically follows the parade on Saturday will still take place there.  Last year AIDS Action Committee (the beneficiary of the Saturday block party) merged with Fenway Health so I’m unsure of the status of that event.  Anyone happen to know?

 

Taste of the South End 2014

Taste of the South EndYesterday The AIDS Action Committee hosted their annual fundraiser and tasting, The Taste of the South End.  This casual, fun event which draws heavily from South End residents and local foodies never fails to entertain and provides everyone a chance to interact with some of Boston’s most recognizable chefs.  Thank you to everyone who was nice enough to pose, the participating restaurants andto AIDS Action for making this one of my favorite events to attend each year.

Next Tuesday: Taste of the South End

Taste of the South End (TOSE) will take place next Tuesday evening at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Curious to see which restaurants are participating in this years Taste?  Click here.

All proceeds raised at this casual event go to benefit the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Purchase tickets while they remain.

Tickets to the Taste of the South End

General Admission: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm / VIP Admission: 6:00 pm
The Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street, South End