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AFTER 30 YEARS, FRANCINE GOLDSTEIN IS STILL WALKING TO KEEP A PROMISE SHE MADE TO HER CLOSEST FRIEND

Francine Goldstein

Francine Goldstein

Thirty years ago my closest friend was diagnosed with AIDS. Very little was available to help her and she lived for only 2 1/2 years. DURING THAT TIME, THE ONLY HELP THAT SHE RECEIVED WAS FROM GMHC. We saw her every week until she died. 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. Over that time I have raised $550,000.00 to help people afflicted with HIV/AIDS. In 2015 I was presented with a Proclamation from the New York City Council for my fundraising. In 2016 I received the "Humanitarian of the Year Award" from the Nassau County Legislature, and in 2017 was presented with the New York State Senate Liberty Award. While it is nice to received the recognition, THE REAL HEROES OF THIS STORY ARE THE PEOPLE LIKE YOU who contribute to this important cause. My goal this year is to reach $600,000.00. PLEASE HELP ME TO REACH THAT GOAL. GMHC provides services to over 12,000 clients and their families each year. Their food pantry and food services provide hundreds of meals a day. They also assist with housing, employment, mental health and substance abuse services. 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 my network of supporters who have made it all possible. THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME KEEP THAT PROMISE THAT I MADE SO LONG AGO.

JAN
24

Francine receives the New York State Senate Liberty Medal Award from State Senator John Brooks in recognition of her fundraising efforts for AIDS Walk New York.

JAN
22

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