Ribbons and prose, part two
The month of October is also AIDS Awareness Month. Even though I don’t know anyone personally who has been touched by HIV/AIDS, I am affected as a member of a society where this scourge still has no cure.
Here in Indy, the Indiana AIDS Walk will be held Sunday, October 15 at University Park. The Naptown Roller Girls will be there… on skates! If you’re there, come say hello to us. If you can’t make it, you can do the next best thing and donate to our team! We’re really hoping to raise as much money as possible — and best of all, the majority of it stays right here in the area, to help Hoosiers in need. From the website:
All of the money raised from this event is filtered back to the community through the Indiana AIDS Fund’s Gregory R. Powers Direct Emergency Financial Assistance (DEFA) program, which provides essential needs out of reach for persons with AIDS, such as food, clothing, rent, utilities and medications.
Edit: I had put in a recommendation to visit Indy Thrift at 52nd and Keystone, but Bil informed me in the comments that they’ve closed. That really saddens me, as the store (and the owners) were amazing.