AIDS WALK MIAMI (April 17)
On Saturday morning, April 17th, thousands united to kick-off the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk MiamiTM, a 5K (3.1 mile) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community organization providing Primary Medical Care, Dental, Psychosocial, Case Management, Outreach and Prevention, Food Bank, Home Delivered Meals and Nutritional counseling and education to over 15,000 residents living in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are either affected or infected with HIV/AIDS.
We wish to thank everyone for their support and donations in the fight against HIV/AIDS in our South Florida Communities. Special thanks go out to our Grand Marshal Jeffrey Donovan, our Masters of Ceremony – Fox News Anchor Craig Stevens and “Mr. Miami Beach” Michael Aller, with additional thanks to MTV Latin America for sponsoring MTV DJ Mauricio Parra and South Florida’s hottest new band “Fancy Me Yet.”
Just because the Walk is over doesn’t mean that you have to stop collecting donations! This website does not go offline until July 1st. Keep bringing in those donations and tell everyone to log on to your personal page and donate to you.
Please check back again as we input the donations received on the day of the event, announce our fundraiser prize winners and announce the final total rose. Should you have any questions concerning the registration process or team information, please contact us at 305-751-WALK(9255) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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EARTH DAY 2010 (April 22)
The 40th anniversary of Earth Day accomplished a tremendous amount on behalf of the planet – from the 21,000 NGO groups around the world that participated, to the nearly one million activists who signed up for climate alerts to the over one billion people who took part. Here are just a few highlights of what the world carried out for Earth Day 2010:
- More than one billion people participated in Earth Day 2010.
- There were over 150,000 Earth Day events globally.
- Earth Day Network tripled its supporter base, to nearly 1-million activists.
- Earth Day Network logged 31 million Acts of Green.
- The Avatar Home Tree Initiative with Earth Day Network will plant one million trees in fifteen countries in 2010.
- Over 400 mayors in 40 countries met with their constituents to discuss environmental issues.
- Tens of thousands of climate events, including The Climate Rally in Washington, took place.
- In Morocco, millions of citizens took part in Earth Day activities and the King of Morocco announced a national Charter for the Environment and Sustainable Development.
- Our partner USA Today planted 150,000 trees.
Earth Day Network’s Climate Rally on the National Mall in Washington on April 25 was an enormous success, as speaker after speaker talked about the need for comprehensive climate legislation from the US Congress in 2010. A diverse group of speakers from the environmental, civil rights, Latino, religious, labor and government communities all pointed to the need for action on climate this year. Tens of thousands came to hear inspiring music from Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Passion Pit and more. Speakers like EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Avatar director James Cameron, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Congressman Markey and others rallied the crowds on the climate issue.
Earth Day 2010 was a major event globally that was acted upon locally. Major events with hundreds of thousands of people occurred in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Rabat, Morocco; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Tokyo, Japan. But in villages and towns around the world there were also many diverse activities:
- In India, school children went on nature hikes in 12 cities to learn about the importance of preserving our environment.
- In Pakistan, the Pakistan Wetlands Programme carried out bird watching, nature photography, and an advocacy walk.
- In Armenia, locally elected politicians engaged with their constituents about their “green” policies and how citizens can get involved.
- In Mozambique, selected schools participated in tree plantings across the capitol.
- In Cambodia, village clean ups were organized by local NGO’s.
- And in Italy, Lions Clubs across the country raised funds for water projects in Africa.
EQUALITY FORUM (Philadelphia, PA, April 26-May 2)
Each spring, Equality Forum presents its Global GLBT Summit. The annual Equality Forum comprises seven days of substantive programs, parties and special events — including an international focus; the International Equality Dinner at the National Constitution Center; an annual art exhibit; SundayOUT!, Pennsylvania’s largest annual GLBT street festival; and more — in collaboration with regional, national and international organizations.
DINING OUT FOR LIFE® SOUTH FLORIDA, GLOBAL (April 29)
Dining Out For Life® is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.
In 1991, Dining Out For Life® was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia. Dining Out is now produced in over 55 cities throughout the United States and Canada.
More than 3,500 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special night of dining to the licensed agency in their city. Nearly $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of agencies throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $1,000, all money raised in these cities stays there.
On April 29th, local restaurants, bars and lounges came together and donated a portion of their sales to benefit Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.
The Miami New Times and New Times Broward co-host this delicious fundraiser. Funds collected through DOFL will allow Care Resource to continue providing intensive primary healthcare, HIV prevention education, testing, clinical trials and comprehensive support services to over 15,000 clients affected by HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
National PSA with co-spokespersons Ted Allen and Pam Grier to be shown at local Regal Cinemas in Southeast Florida.