My World #79: 2010 SF AIDS Walk

19 Jul

Here are a few pictures I took while participating in my first AIDS Walk, this year is #24.  It’s a 6.2 miles/10 km walk around Golden Gate Park.  25,000 walkers raised $3 million dollars.  A good day to spend half a day walking and helping find a cure.

The day started gloomy, but the sun managed to peek from the fog by 1 pm – as we were nearing finish line.  By the time we were leaving the park at past 2 pm, the wind has picked up and no sooner we expected the fog to roll back in.  Yes, it was a short window of sun and at least we enjoyed it.

One of those they call AIDS memorial quilts.

Each group/company has a tent where they give out t-shirts for their walkers and where they also serve both breakfast and lunch.

Plenty of free refreshments and snacks scattered around the park.

Friendly volunteers are everywhere, giving out food and drinks and encouraging you to ask them questions.

Every SF event is full of character.

We enjoyed scouting out the best t-shirt designs.  The Google shirt is one of our favorites.  Peet’s Coffee and Pixar round out our top three.
This is the design of our t-shirt – not bad eh, but I hope they put more thought into it.  I’m sure with the funky tee designs this year, they would get creative next year.

A very good advice.  I can’t remember which company has this t-shirt design on the back.

You know what they say, Walk until there’s a cure.

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Posted by on July 19, 2010 in Uncategorized


24 responses to “My World #79: 2010 SF AIDS Walk

  1. barb

    July 19, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Congratulations on completing the AIDS Walk. Looks like at least it wasn’t hot.

    • ewok1993

      July 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

      was perfect weather. by the time we finish the walk it was 68 F.

  2. Rajesh

    July 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Wonderful shots of the event. You have participated in the great campaign.

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood

    July 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations on taking part in this wonderful event! Your photos are terrific as always! Looks like a great day and so very colorful! And speaking of colorful, always fun to see the “only in San Fran” gentleman! Have a wonderful week!


  4. Carver

    July 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    You took some great shot at the AIDS walk and an important event to take part in. Great post.

  5. carol

    July 19, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Great photos. Congrats on taking part in this effort. It sounds like fun. Love the t-shirts.

  6. EG Wow, Canada

    July 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Wonderful event and it looks like it was very successful!

  7. Fishing Guy

    July 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Ewok: I was just thinking the other day you don’t hear about Aids so much anymore. I guess they still are acting foolish in SF.

  8. Maria

    July 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations on taking part in this great walk! We had a “Life Ball” last Saturday in Vienna, also dedicated to AIDS. Have a nice week ahead, and, don’t forget our date in Vienna next week 😉

  9. robert

    July 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    How very interesting to read and see. Can-not really remember something alike being possible over here, sadly. Nice photography indeed. Please have a always a safe step ahead and a great Tuesday as well.

  10. Indrani

    July 20, 2010 at 12:23 am

    That is for a noble cause. Great pics of the event.

  11. Al

    July 20, 2010 at 2:19 am

    That looks like a fun time for a good cause. A cloudy day is perfect for something like that.

  12. seniorhiker

    July 20, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Thanks for sharing your pictures of the Aids Walk with us. It was good of you to take part in this event.

  13. magiceye

    July 20, 2010 at 4:29 am

    great way to show you care!

  14. luna miranda

    July 20, 2010 at 4:53 am

    a great reason to walk. this is an important event that everyone should support. great shots.

  15. Alicesg

    July 20, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Beautiful pictures and great cause. Glad you participated and completed it.

  16. life ramblings

    July 20, 2010 at 8:04 am

    that looks like a great event and congrats on participating in this worthy cause.

  17. Bram

    July 20, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Beautiful series

    Regards, Bram

    Seen on My World Tuesday

  18. zeal4adventure

    July 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    That’s a loadful of bananas! What a fun event and best of all, it was for a good cause. Congrats!

  19. Margy

    July 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Good for you, a very worthy event. – Margy

  20. Daniela

    July 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    great photos for this event. Thanks for sharing

  21. Marites

    July 21, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I would love to this walk and that tshirt on the last pic, i’d love to have that. have a happy week!

  22. Lew

    July 22, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Interesting crowd! And a beautiful place for a long walk.


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