Sunday, May 20, 2007

GMHC AIDS Walk New York 2007

Thousands turned out today to take part in GMHC's annual AIDS Walk New York, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization. Starting in Central Park with a speech from Whoopi Goldberg and a stirring rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" by The Pirate Queen's Stephanie J. Block the walk meanders through the park, across Cathedral Parkway (110th Street) and down Riverside Drive to 74th St. I'm in a prime location at 83rd and Riverside to watch and cheer for the walkers as they pass by.

The walk brought out its usual cast of colorful characters which you can see pictured below including: bears greeting dogs, tranny waitrons, cute volunteers, muscle boys and in the last photo, my parents who participate every year. Mom got to wear a crown as a star walker this year. She raised $1350 for the cause.

UPDATE: $6.8 Million was raised to benefit the Gay Men's Health Crisis by over 45,000 walkers, both new records for AIDS Walk New York!

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At 8:51 PM, Blogger Matt said...

You (and your folks) are too cool. Kudos to Mom for the money she's raised. You're very lucky, as you know.

I lived a short stint at 80th and West End ... wish I was still there taking in the view, especially events like this.

At 9:59 PM, Blogger LSL said...

Love the picture of your parents! (And the muscle boy isn't too bad, either.) Thanks for posting these.

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Y | O | Y said...

Go Mom! Go Dad! :)

At 12:10 PM, Blogger David said...

Well done to your Mom, you must be so proud of them.

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

Awww....that pic of your parents is so cool. I bet you're proud as punch of your Mom.

These are some great photos, Michael.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger BigAssBelle said...

i love your parents. great pix.


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