Since 1995 local restaurants have come together to share some of their most tempting plates to help raise awareness and money for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. This year more than 40 restaurants from the South End will converge for the Taste of the South End on Tuesday, March 3rd.
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Despite amazing advances there remains no cure and new infections continue to be reported. Today is world AIDS day; make a commitment to know your status if you’ve not been tested recently and encourage your friends to do the same.
Tonight the Prudential Building in Boston will be lit red to honor and remember those we have lost and raise awareness. The lighting will also be used to mark the launch of the 30th AIDS Walk Boston. The ceremony will take place at The Shops at the Prudential Center (by the Belvedere Avenue) from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.
AIDS Service Organizations (ASO) around the country and the world, still need your support. Here in Boston, our largest ASO is The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Visit their website, make a donation or volunteer.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food and drink will be provided by Brix, BoMA, The Gallows, Union, South End Buttery and South End Formaggio (to name a few). In addition to their fabulous line of clothes and housewares, prizes will be raffled off with gifts from: Foodies, Gracie Finn, Liquid Hair Salon, South End Athletic Co., Sault, Tips Hair Salon,and many more.
Purchases at Boomerang’s benefit The AIDS Action Committee. Although I will not be able to make it, smile and say hello to Sergio who will be there, camera-in-hand. Oh yeah, and buy something.
RSVP if you plan on attending: email@example.com
Yesterday 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.