2004-07-08 / Other News

Eye On C’Bean Community

Maxine Hamilton
Alexander
For A Cause: AIDS Walk Caribbean 2004
Eye On C’Bean Community Maxine Hamilton Alexander For A Cause: AIDS Walk Caribbean 2004

Maxine Hamilton Alexander For A Cause: AIDS Walk Caribbean 2004

AIDS Walk Caribbean was created as an answer to the fast spread of HIV/AIDS within Caribbean Communities. This initiative is the brainchild of New World Creation Resource Center, Inc. (NWCRC), based in Brooklyn.

To me, HIV/AIDS is the real weapon of mass destruction and its impact can never be overstated. Bringing awareness is the best possible way to stop its razor-edge from daily slicing away at human life without remorse. Many who have survived are surviving and can tell the sorrowful tales of humiliation and the demonizing gut wrenching knotted feelings they endure. The feelings of feeling cast off like hardened criminals, impeachment from society and the hollow imposing glare when it is known one has HIV/AIDS.

The purpose of having a walk is to expand HIV/AIDS awareness, mobilize to impact change in attitudes as well as to raise funds to provide HIV/AIDS services and develop a comprehensive plan that addresses HIV/AIDS related issues among people of the Caribbean community.

NWCRC is proud to announce the fourth AIDS Walk Caribbean, to be held this Sunday, July 11. The walk kicks off with a pep rally at the junction at Nostrand and Flatbush avenues, starting at 9:30 am. It proceeds along Flatbush Avenue to Prospect Park at Ocean and Parkside avenues.

Why must we walk? It is extremely important that we come and walk in support of this very important event. Prevention saves lives and education is a vehicle for prevention.

A) AIDS is still a crisis that we must address

B) We must increase awareness because we are not immune to HIV/AIDS.

C) There are many Caribbean people; family mem-bers, relatives, friends and neighbors living with HIV/ AIDS and needs our support.

D) Brooklyn’s Flatbush community has one of the highest percentage of AIDS cases in New York.

E) We must walk because we want to make a difference.

G) Walking to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and is "Fun & Fellowship" while raising funds

I encourage you to mark in the date and join the AIDS WALK CARIBBEAN this Sunday July 11, 2004. For more information please call (718) 485-6518. Tell a friend, bring someone. I have been volunteering my time and it is time very well spent.

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