Sunday, October 16, 2005

AIDS Walk 2005

The opening ceremony



Nice and sunny as we start walking. There were some sprinkles later on, but nothing too serious.

Lots of cheerleaders along the route.







I saw this guy at the opening ceremony but wasn't able to get a good shot. Luckily I found this pic on the AIDS Walk website. This is an awesome Fester costume, the Thing on his head moves and he had a bunch of lightbulbs that would light up when he put them in his mouth. And he had a glass with water and dry ice. Very elaborate and cool!

Team APLA greets us at the finish line!




Jason is such a trooper. He had some nasty blisters from breaking in his new sandals while hiking the day before. But he made it! And only complained a little ;~)

Thank you so much to all our supporters! Because of you the walk was a great success, raising over $3 million for APLA.

10 Comments:

Blogger Valerie said...

Yay Shan. Good for you.

I sponsered my friend in her SF Aids walk.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Ann Spraitz said...

how come i cannot view the photos? whywhywhy? i was so excited, too.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

Sorry you can’t view the pics Elizabeth. I’ll be uploading these and more to my flickr.com account (probably tonight) so maybe you can view them there.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

OMG I forgot to donate - dammit Shannon you need better reminders of HEY GIVE ME MONEY, so next time I won't forget - please?

haha you have orange mouth!

Aww Jason is a super trooper!

11:33 AM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

I had the link on my sidebar there for a couple of weeks, but you’re right Leah. Maybe one more post reminder could have helped. But not to fear, my personal fund raising page is still active. Unfortunately they can only take donations of $25 and up there (I think it’s to keep the overhead cost down). If you want to mail a check you can print out this donation form and send it on in.

The good people at APLA rely on donations year round, not just during the AIDS Walk drive, to provide care and services to the over 6,100 clients that come through APLA’s doors every year. You can go to www.apla.org for more information, and feel free to use the “donate now” button in the upper right corner. Thanks!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

Looks like it's gonna be the next bay to breakers~

how fun! and you earned good karma too...i liked your hiking pix too.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Ann Spraitz said...

i can see them now and it makes me happy!

my sister does the AIDS LifeCycle every year and i participate by giving her money and cheering her on. It's amazing. She rides 585 miles in 6 days to raise money.

You are an amazing human being for caring as much as you do. I wish more people could do what you and others do for people living with AIDS. :)

12:31 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Yeah I suck at looking at sidebars Shannon, but that's ok because I just printed out the thing, will cut a check, and have it mailed tomorrow YAY!

Oh yeah it'll be from Leah Gallagher but that's me.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

Thanks so much Leah! How very generous of you. And thank you to everyone for your kind words of support and for doing all you can to help people in need in your community and around the world. Love you all :x

4:07 PM  
Blogger GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

Yay! Good for you! I'll sponsor you next year!

1:56 PM  

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