Team member Joe Guerrero a Top Fundraiser Overall for Florida AIDS Walk
On Sunday, March 20, the Pride Center again will participate in the 10-kilometer Florida AIDS Walk through Fort Lauderdale. All funds specifically raised by the Pride Center team will return to the Center for use in vital services and programs to people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Center’s team will be joined by thousands of others committed to action to halt the escalating spread of HIV/AIDS in South Florida.
“I clearly remember last year’s AIDS Walk,” says Joe Guerrero, the team’s top fundraiser.
“I walked up to a sea of green Pride Center t-shirts worn by men and women, young and old, inclusive of a true community.”
Last year’s Pride Center team raised around $23,000. Local lives benefitted from that success.
“I marched with pride realizing the impact the money I raised would go back directly to help my HIV positive brothers and sisters at the Center,” says Guerrero.
Guerrero again sets an ambitious pace for the Center’s participation in the Walk. He’s the second-highest individual fundraiser for the Walk of all teams and participants.
“I have raised over $9,000 from my family and friends,” says Guerrero. “I look forward to walking with my Pride Center family as we work as one for those we have lost and for those alive that still need our help.”
The Pride Center team boasts many outstanding fundraisers, including Douglas Cureton, Tony Miceli, Chris Caputo, Ralph Caraglia, Paul Mullen, Anthony Johnson, Keith Ackerman, Jim Cooper, Jeff Black, Shelly Weinrib, Stacy Shervan and Will Cudequest. Their efforts — and the work of the more than 75 other Pride Center walkers — will make a difference in our community long after the walk.
“I promise you when you walk with The Pride Center family at this year’s AIDS Walk, you will walk away with some beautiful memories and a full heart,” says Guerrero. “Will you join us?”
Opportunities still exist to join or sponsor the Pride Center team financially. Contact Kristofer Fegenbush at kfegenbush@PrideCenterFlorida.org or (954) 463-9005 for more information, or visit PrideCenterFlorida.org and follow the AIDS Walk link to our team page. The Florida AIDS Walk is presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its services worldwide in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS.