SPOTLIGHT ON: RICHARD MILSTEIN
INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER FOR 21 YEARS
"Every year I say
the same thing: I hope this is the last year I have to walk."
Care Resource would like to take the time to recognize Richard Milstein
for his continued generosity and support of AIDS Walk Miami.
Richard is our top fundraiser and a member of the Akerman Walk Team. It
is his 21st year participating in the Walk and Richard hopes that very
soon the epidemic of HIV/AIDS can be a thing of the past.
ago, Richard became involved with AIDS Walk Miami through his friend
Gary Keating (former director of the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus and
educator) and his partner, Richard Schultz. At that time AIDS was at
its height—decimating the gay and cultural communities. Now that
HIV/AIDS is no longer a “gay disease,” Richard Milstein is not
stopping. He knows that AIDS is affecting minority communities, whose
voices are not always heard. Richard walks for everyone. With awareness
continuing to grow for those in the gay community, Richard noted that
he would like the system educated in such a way that gay males, who
practice safe sex, may donate blood and marrow—the same as anyone else.
A graduate of University of Miami’s School of Law, Mr. Milstein handles
high conflict, complex and high profile guardianship, trust, and
probate matters, as well as being a Certified Mediator and participant
in the first American Bar Association pilot project for Mediation.
Among Mr. Milstein’s numerous awards, he has been inducted into the
Miami-Dade College Hall of Fame, earned the Miami Herald Humanitarian
Award through his work with the LGBT National Task Force and Spirit of
Liberty Award from the People, along with being recognized in South
Florida Business Journal as “Best in the Bar.” Richard Milstein and
Eric Hankin were legally married in Iowa on March 12, 2010 and have
been together now for 10 years.
If you wish to support Richard and Team Akerman, click
to visit their team page. If you see Richard and his Walk Team
on the day of the event, don't forget to thank him for all his tireless
support in the fight to end HIV/AIDS in our South Florida communities.
TOP INDIVIDUALS & TOP TEAMS
REPORTED AS OF FRIDAY -
MARCH 9, 2012
wish to be listed here, log on to www.aidswalkmiami.org
now and sign up as an individual or sign up your company as a team,
then rally your friends, families and co-workers to help you raise
funds and to join you for this amazing event.
top three teams are invited to lead off the walk from the Miami Beach
Convention Center. The front line is always a great photo opportunity
and company teams use this as a way to advertise their business'
participation in AIDS Walk Miami by putting team members in matching
THIS WEEK'S LUCKY WINNER IS GABRIELA ARANGO
Last week AIDS Walk Miami held a contest for new
participants who signed up for the Walk. If you registered for the Walk
online from Friday, March 2 to Friday, March 9th, you were eligible.
Over 100 participants were entered to win an assorted liquor basket,
worth over $100 courtesy of our generous sponsors at Brown-Forman.
The drawing was held today at noon and the lucky winner was Gabriela
Our thanks to everyone who entered as a participant of AIDS Walk
Miami. Stay tuned for the next contest to be announced soon.
REGISTRATION FORMS AND POSTERS ARE NOW
AT STARBUCKS AND THESE PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS
to the continued support and
generosity of Starbucks, AIDS Walk Miami registration forms are
currently available at over 80 participating Starbucks
locations throughout South Florida.
Registration brochures are also currently available at these
locations in Miami Beach including:
- Dog Bar
- Books & Books
- Base Store
- MB Latin Chamber of Commerce
- De Luca Restaurant
- MB Community Church
- South Florida Art Center
- Van Dyke Cafe
- Mova Lounge
- The Palace Bar
- Miami Beach City Hall
- Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
If you would you like to receive registration brochures or posters by
mail to display at your place of work, school or church, please call
To download and print your own copy of the Registration Form in PDF
format, please click
. To download a PDF copy of the AIDS Walk Miami 2012 Poster, click
JOIN THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE
24TH ANNUAL AIDS WALK MIAMI
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a leading-edge
Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on
Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community
service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting
human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. They
believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty
and they use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry,
complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.
The Sisters have grown throughout the U.S. and are currently organized
as an international network of orders, which are mostly non-profit
charity organizations that raise money for AIDS, LGBT-related causes,
and mainstream community service organizations, while promoting safer
sex and educating others about the harmful effects of drug use and
other risky behaviors. In San Francisco alone where they continue to be
the most active, between 1979 and 2007 the Sisters are credited with
raising over $1 million for various causes.
Their Mission Statement here in South Florida is "To encourage
self-expression and diversity, engender acceptance, foster tolerance,
and educate those within and outside of the LGBT Community by promoting
love and laughter through community services and fund raising, but
ultimately setting the example that to sin is human, but to indulge
without shame is divine."
Come support AIDS Walk Miami and see The Sisters of Perpetual
Indulgence in action. They will be helping Care Resource with
everything from route monitoring to greeting at AIDS Walk Miami. This
will be a perfect photo opportunity for all attendees.
WELCOME BACK MTV DJ MAURICIO PARRA
TO THE POST WALK
CELEBRATION AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
AIDS Walk Miami is proud to once again feature DJ
at the Post-Walk celebration at the Miami Beach
Mauricio is an innate musician, percussionist and DJ with a gift to
entertain audiences with his unique energetic style and enthusiastic
stage presence. He breaks the barriers of being married to one genre
and adapts to any situation and crowd. To sum it up, Mauricio has been
a DJ for over 15 years, playing at the hottest clubs and events in
Paris, New York, South Beach, Mexico and other Latin American
countries. He is the resident DJ in a couple of Miami clubs, is the
official DJ for Vogue Magazine and he DJ’s at MTV official events.
Named by Vogue Magazine as “Vogue’s DJ” and Ocean Drive Magazine as a
“Local Celebrity” in Miami, these are some of the magazines that Parra
has been featured in: Vogue Mexico and Latin America, Ocean Drive,
Miami Magazine and Complot. He has opened for several artists including
Sir Elton John, Grace Jones, Daddy Yankee and the British band The
Kooks. For the last six years, Mauricio was the main Music Programmer
at MTV Networks for the channels: MTV, VH1 and MTV Tr3s. He also worked
closely with artists, music labels and media outlets throughout the
U.S. and Latin America.
His expertise in helping identify the “sound of a brand” brought him to
launch his own business: MM Records South Beach, offering DJ services
that focuses on specific events and target audiences, music programming
services for commercial spaces (Hotels, Restaurants, Retail Stores,
etc.) making compilation CDs, and producing new music, remixes, and
REGISTER FOR THE WALK - YOUR WAY
INDIVIDUAL, JUNIOR AND SLEEP WALKERS UNITE
is about choices. Recognizing the various ways to participate at this
year's event, AIDS Walk Miami has created several registration types to
meet everyone's needs.
From General Walkers to Student Walkers and Sleep Walkers, keep the
pace and set your goals that fit you best.
These types are:
This type is
the default selection for participants who are encouraged to raise a
minimum of $50 in order to receive a commemorative AIDS Walk Miami
t-shirt on the day of the event.
registration type is reserved for Elementary, Junior High and High
School students only. The students are encouraged to raise a minimum of
$25.00 in donations by the day of the walk in order to receive a
commemorative AIDS Walk Miami t-shirt.
Can't make it
out of bed for the walk but still wish to help? Register as a "Sleep
Walker" and you can help support Care Resource without being there!
Raise at least $50.00 by the day of the walk and we will mail you your
official AIDS Walk Miami t-shirt shortly after the event.
If you have already signed up for the Walk and need us to update your
registration type, send an email with your first and last name, email
address and phone number to email@example.com
along with the registration type you are requesting.
Should you have any questions
about the registration process or team information, please contact us
at 305-751-WALK(9255) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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