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Title: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on August 05, 2008, 09:12:41 PM
Hi everyone,

If you remember last year (http://www.landzdown.com/index.php?topic=19347.0), Lifelong AIDS Alliance (LLAA) held their annual Seattle AIDS Walk which I walked in.  This year is not different with LLAA holding their 22nd Annual Seattle AIDS Walk on 4 October.  For those that don't know what this is, I’m walking at this event to support LLAA's efforts and I’m looking for sponsors to help me help those living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle and King County receive food, insurance, assisted care, and other important services.  I’m personally matching sponsorships up to the first $500 and Microsoft matches (http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs/employee.mspx) what I give, meaning your contributions are tripled!  If you’re interested in sponsoring me, please visit this link:
                                                                                           
http://www.lifelongevents.org/goto/aaronhulett

Last year our contributions lead to over US$1,600 going to help those with HIV/AIDS, for which I cannot thank you all enough, especially given I learned earlier in the year one of my good friends is positive.  Walking meant a lot to me last year, it means even more to me this year.

Thanks for considering sponsoring me at this event, and if you know of others that would be interested in helping me, please forward this their way, but please, don’t spam anyone.

And don't worry, I'll have a, "Hi LandzDown!" sign again this year. ;)

Aaron
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: winchester73 on August 05, 2008, 09:56:06 PM
You walk, I'll write the check.  Good luck with the fund-raising mate !

 :D
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Eric the Red on August 05, 2008, 10:00:47 PM
Donation made. How far are you walking, if I'm giving you money it had better be more than once round the football field!  :lol:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on August 06, 2008, 10:32:32 AM
Aaron Hulett - MSFT,
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I'll have a, "Hi LandzDown!" sign again this year.
good on you (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.getsmile.com%2Femoticons%2Ffunny-smileys-68129%2Fgentleman.gif&hash=d80ac3e108b014262718502fab8674014d7559a4)
You are one very good ambassador for us and for LLAA keep up your good work 
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.getsmile.com%2Femoticons%2Ffunny-smileys-68129%2Fclap.gif&hash=97ec6dcffcc242927237594805ffd5b4cc6d7ee3)(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.getsmile.com%2Femoticons%2Ffunny-smileys-68129%2Fclap.gif&hash=97ec6dcffcc242927237594805ffd5b4cc6d7ee3)

GR@PH;<'S   :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on August 06, 2008, 03:56:07 PM
. . .  it had better be more than once round the football field!  :lol:
LOL yeah definitely more than that. The police will block off part of the streets for us.

Thank you both Eric the Red and Winchester73  :mitch:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Eric the Red on August 09, 2008, 12:26:31 AM
Aaron, no problem. I guess that every dollar counts to combating this terrible illness.
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on August 17, 2008, 05:15:11 AM
Sometimes seeing what is done gives a better perspective than me trying to somehow quantify it in a forum post.  Here's a 4 minute video on YouTube that shows just part of what Lifelong AIDS Alliance is all about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TD9-i6Iqxc

With the $125 in sponsorships I have, and the $125 I matched just now, and the $125 Microsoft will match, we're at $375, 25% to our goal of $1,500 total!  About and month and a half to go... we're well on our way to shattering last year's amount of $1,605. :)

Aaron
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on September 02, 2008, 05:25:42 PM
Thank you everyone!

Donations over the end of last week sent the total over $1,500!  Now, in the spirit of last year (http://www.landzdown.com/index.php?topic=19347.msg61489#msg61489), the first person that sponsored me gets a hello on the "sign" I'll take with me - this means you Eric The Red :).  (Sorry Winchester73 - he beat you by 12 minutes).

And at the moment, I'm on the Top Walkers list over at their site (http://www.lifelongevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=1210&pg=entry).  Coolz!  I also have the most at Team Microsoft (http://www.lifelongevents.org/site/TR/AIDSWalk/TeamRaiser?pg=team&fr_id=1210&team_id=9550)!  More coolz!

There's still time to sponsor me if you'd like, and while I am moving here this month to a new apartment closer to work, if there's some leftover moving funds left, who knows, maybe I'll match at little more depending on what you give. ;)

So how 'bout it, [username], will you sponsor me (http://www.lifelongevents.org/goto/aaronhulett)?

Thanks again everyone,
Aaron
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: winchester73 on September 02, 2008, 06:17:00 PM

the first person that sponsored me gets a hello on the "sign" I'll take with me - this means you Eric The Red :).  (Sorry Winchester73 - he beat you by 12 minutes).

Well, I should think he did ... he lives several time zones east of me, and got the news before I did.  At least, that's my story.

Job well done Aaron.  We'll all look forward to seeing some posted pictures.   :mitch:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on September 03, 2008, 09:14:39 PM
Aaron Hulett - MSFT,
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So how 'bout it, GR@PH;<'S, will you sponsor me?
Of cause I am happy to sponsor you just sorry it not much as we only on a pension.

GR@PH;<'S   :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Eric the Red on September 03, 2008, 09:29:02 PM

Well, I should think he did ... he lives several time zones east of me, and got the news before I did.  At least, that's my story.


But Aaron lives even more time zones West of me, or, if I go East, yesterday! Does that mean I knew about Aaron participating before he posted? Should I go and but a lottery ticket? I'm confused  :blink:

All the same, keep up the training Aaron!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on September 04, 2008, 06:03:58 PM
Of cause I am happy to sponsor you just sorry it not much as we only on a pension.

Oh Hammy, please allow yourself to know how much I appreciate your sponsorship, and know that I appreciate any sponsorship amount.  Also, don't forget, I matched you, and Microsoft matched me. ;)

All the same, keep up the training Aaron!  :cheers:

LOL, we're walking a mile.  Right now, when I take the bus to work I walk 1.7 miles (1 mile to get on the bus, 0.7 miles once I get off the bus).  I guess that's my training - and it's working, I can walk that mile in 15 minutes now (I walk 4 miles an hour LOL).

Thanks again everyone!

Aaron
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Eric the Red on September 18, 2008, 08:57:06 PM
Really this post is a bump. However, I just noticed that our own Aaron is up to $1650 in pledges.

Here's a challenge for you all, can we get him up to $2000? There's still time to make a donation at http://www.lifelongevents.org/goto/aaronhulett

 :Yahoo:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on October 03, 2008, 06:03:08 PM
$2274 :D

Walk is tomorrow - breezy and rain expected, but that's Seattle.
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Eric the Red on October 03, 2008, 06:39:52 PM
Sounds like the weather forecast for over here. I'll be walking about getting wet, you'll be walking about getting wet and raising money for charity!  :cheers2:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on October 03, 2008, 07:49:28 PM
Aaron Hulett - MSFT,
Go on you will breeze it just remember to stop for refrshments and the plug for LzD  I bet it going to be bigger and better  :mitch:

GR@PH;<'S   :mitch:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on October 03, 2008, 07:55:58 PM
Thanks guys.  I'll have to work on that sign tonight. ;)

$2474!  I'm still matching, BTW.
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: winchester73 on October 03, 2008, 09:28:46 PM
Have a good walk tomorrow mate ... look forward to you posting a picture of your sign, even though ETR beat me to the honors ...  :cheers:

BTW, the 50% increase in donations raised over last year is quite impressive given the current economic state.  Job well done.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: mitch on October 04, 2008, 03:00:21 AM
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So how 'bout it, mitch, will you sponsor me?

i'd like to, but right now all i can do is give moral support

this is suppose to be best times with ira and ssi
but ira just went down the john and not much left but  maybe a year, and my wonderfull company that promised me medical insurance when i retired just sent me notice it is canceled jan1
so it is a bit interesting here now
and when you see me cutting back on pepsi you know it is exciting here
after 7 years of romen noodles i thought i would never have to eat them again ;-(

so i wish you good luck and strong legs

mitch
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Aaron Hulett on October 05, 2008, 12:08:58 AM
Thanks again everyone for all your help for those with HIV/AIDS in the Seattle area.  I didn't take as many pictures as last year (it rained on and off) but I did upload some of the team and of course the "Hi!" sign:

(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aaronhulett.com%2Fforumimages%2FSeattleAIDSWalk2008.jpg&hash=4f94fdaef38caf997fafc6a1501401f5ac360e28)

Eric The Red won out by 12 minutes so I gave Winchester73 an honorable mention, but that meant instead of his avatar, his emoticon made it. :Win73:

Check out the gallery at http://www.aaronhulett.com/gallery/v/llaa08saw/

:)

Aaron
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: winchester73 on October 05, 2008, 12:09:55 AM
Well done mate!
Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Corrine on October 05, 2008, 12:20:58 AM
Great job, Aaron!  {{{HUGS}}}

Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Niecarrah on October 05, 2008, 01:45:01 AM

                                                              (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi177.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw232%2FNiecarrah%2FCongrats%2Fcongratulations5.gif&hash=f7a936789bbcae867b5886ff962b17c5e1d8b438)
   
          :thumbsup:   Super Job Aaron!!!  Wish I could have given you more than my moral support this time, hopefully next year?  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Seattle AIDS Walk 2008 - Help me support those with HIV/AIDS
Post by: Eric the Red on October 05, 2008, 08:43:34 PM
Well done, matey. A great job and lots of money raised  :thumbsup: