Last Sunday, through the cold and rainy weather 45,000 walkers raised 6.2 Million Dollars at the 26th Annual AIDS Walk New York.  This was my first AIDS Walk and I was very excited. Central Park was so packed and the energy was felt everywhere even with the slew of umbrellas. There were young, old, gay and straight all represented. Many fraternities/sororities, corporate/community organizations were there as well. I represented Norfolk State with my school paraphernalia. Giving back even in a small way is important. I walked with fellow friends and entertainment ladies, Tina Lee Jones (Actress/Entrepreneuar) and Quan Lateef of Avenue Pink.   After we got our buttons and registration forms we were all set to go for our 6 mile walk!

My Button and Registration Form

The six miles were not easy and we encouraged each other and took a few breaks. This walked helped me realize I need to get back in shape. There was music at some points and even cheerleaders! Quan, interviewed some folks on their experience and almost 3 hours after our start , we crossed the finish line. With sore legs and tired spirits we marched up to Chipotle to treat ourselves. 

Left to Right: Tina Lee Jones, Quan Lateef, Franceli Chapman


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