Sunday, May 13, 2007

AIDS Walk Report

The Orange County AIDS Walk was yesterday and according to the OC Register the numbers were up from 4,000 people last year to 8,000 people this year. That's so good because they had been going down the last few years. It was an amazing event. So many people and a festive atmosphere. My job was to be a shuttle. I drove one of the Calvary Church vans and shuttled water station/route monitor workers to their different spots and then I was available to pick up people that were tired. I was parked with the side of the van facing the walkers as the 8,000 people walked by. I got to meet some great people.
It was cool to see how other churches were involved. Some had booths and had tons of people in special shirts. The Walk organizers highly encourage people to come in "teams" to foster pride in their team and to get more people to come to the event.

My goals for next year:

1 Calvary Church booth that sells ice cream treats and all proceeds go to the fundraiser. Then we would also pass out literature on Calvary Church (completely acceptable).
2 Church vans with drivers to shuttle people
48 Route Monitor workers from Student Ministries
100 Walkers who raise an average of $500 each for a total of $50,000

Wouldn't that be awesome?


be_a_Mary said...

put me on your volunteer list for next year.

tam said...

very cool! I love the fact the church van was toolin around great that you are involved with these guys. I also saw that Rock Harbor had raised alot of $$$$. Would love to be involved next year too.

Lois said...

Sign me up! I want to help organize, sell stuff, talk to people...everything. I think it would be incredible for our church and church people to be there!

Melissa Brosch said...

I am so in. Being a power walker and all....this is right up my alley.

Anonymous said...

I was so proud of you for being there and being a part of something that is so big and significant. You so humbly and quietly put yourself into a new situation and set a beautiful example for the rest of us. I am so proud to be a part of you. Just one more reason why I fell in love you with...your boldness to do something new and unknown with such determination.