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PLEASE HELP FRANCINE GOLDSTEIN KEEP A PROMISE TO A FRIEND THAT SHE MADE MORE THAN 33 YEARS AGO

Francine Goldstein

Francine Goldstein

Thirty-three years ago my closest friend was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. She called me to tell me her diagnosis, and said that she would understand If we never wanted to see her again. But I told her that she was my best friend, and we saw her every week until she died. Very little was available to help her, and she lived for only two and a half years. I promised her that I would do everything that I could to make sure that no one else would have to suffer the way that she did. I am still keeping that promise to her. Since then I have raised over $700,000.00 to help people living with HIV/AIDS. Some long term survivors have been dealing with loneliness and isolation for many years. I was presented with a Proclamation from the New York City Council in 2015, received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Nassau County Legislature in 2016, was awarded the New York State Liberty Medal Award in 2017 and was chosen Merrick, NY "Person of the Year" in 2018. The recognition is wonderful, BUT THE REAL HEROES OF THIS STORY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT SUPPORT ME. GMHC was there for my friend 33 years ago and is still helping more that 10,000 individuals and their families cope with this terrible disease. I try very hard to keep the memory of my friend alive, but I would not have been so successful over the years if it were not for the generosity of the network of my supporters who have made it possible. Thank you for helping me to keep that promise that I made so long ago.
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With Javier Muñoz

With Kelsey Louie, GMHC CEO

AIDS Walk New York 2016

AIDS Walk New York 2011

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