Welcome to Gaby's Page!
I am Gabriella Berger and I am the Captain (aka the Gabton) of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard's team that will be running and/or walking 5k on Sunday, June 4th in Boston to raise money for AIDS Action Committee. I hope you can support this worthwhile cause and appreciate any type of donation.
This year is even more special for our Ragon Team because our Director, Dr. Bruce Walker will be awarded the AIDS Action Committee’s 2017 Heroes in Action Award for his significant and lasting contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in MA. At the Ragon, we have a single, critical mission - finding a cure/vaccine for HIV/AIDS. While our scientists continue to work every day to reach this goal, we cannot forget about those here in our own backyard already living with the virus every day. For over 20 years now, the Ragon Institute has been a long-time supporter of AIDS Action Committee, the state’s leading provider of prevention and wellness services, has fearlessly and selflessly served the HIV/AIDS community for over 30 years, and we are here to help!
The goal of the AIDS Walk is to raise awareness and support AIDS Action Committee and its work to prevent new infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and to end the epidemic here in Massachusetts.
I hope you will be able to help support us - any amount is helpful and greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the lives of people in need.
Best regards and many thanks!
How You Can Help:
- You can make a donation selecting or filling in a donation amount to the right and clicking "Give Now."
- If you prefer to write a check, you can download a donation form by using the link at the bottom of this page that says "Make a donation by mail."
- To sign up as a Walker, Runner, or Volunteer for this year's AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run, click "Sign Up."
Each dollar you donate impacts the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS:
- $30 covers the cost of a client visit with the a peer advocate, who provides a link to support services for health and well-being.
- $60 covers the cost to provide an HIV test.
- $100 sends a speaker to a middle or high-school to share important prevention and education information.
- $300 provides free legal consultation for a client experiencing discrimination due to their HIV status.
- $500 stocks the kitchen at our homeless youth drop-in center for an entire month.
See more at: http://info.aac.org/site/TR/Events/AWB08?team_id=38261&pg=team&fr_id=1210#sthash.uNRxJ5cy.dpuf
Thank you for the support, but especially in this challenge. We really can make a difference!