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Jody Laufer

Jody Laufer

In 1993, my older brother Allan lost his fight against AIDS. For those who never knew him, he was an aspiring opera singer with enormous talent at the time of his death. He was very handsome and intelligent and loved his family unconditionally. He was the only sibling I ever had.

Since 1993, I have been a part of AIDS Walk New York. This event benefits GMHC and several other tri-state area AIDS service organizations through the Community Partnership Program (CCP). These groups are able to participate in AIDS Walk New York as fundraising teams, with proceeds directly benefiting their programs and services.

GMHC is the nation's leading provider of HIV/AIDS care, prevention services, and advocacy, serving nearly 13,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in New York City, the epidemic's largest U.S. epicenter. As the world's first HIV and AIDS service organization, GMHC is an expert in providing services that every person affected by the epidemic deserves. GMHC is on the front lines caring for people who are both HIV negative and positive, including testing, nutrition, legal, mental health and education services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020. Most recently, GMHC and other HIV/AIDS organizations successfully persuaded the federal government to recommend widespread use of PrEP, a new daily treatment that is over 90% effective in preventing HIV infection.

AIDS Walk New York is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and takes about 2.5 hours to complete. You can help me by sponsoring my walk with a small donation. With your support, I hope to reach my annual goal. (Since 1993, I have raised somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000.)

Thank you in advance for your help. After all these years, even though it was too late for my brother, I feel the money I have raised has at least helped some of the less fortunate live longer healthier lives.

Thank you and wishing you good health always,



raised of $2,500 goal

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