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November 2008 Newsletter

Posted Nov 21 2008 4:49pm
Dear Mountain Movers,

While you haven’t heard news from us for awhile, it is not to say that things haven’t been happening!

We are so thankful that one of our major goals is being fulfilled in the upcoming month. We have often described The Mountain Movement as a mobilizing force. Thanks to our partners in the region, the Servers Against AIDS program has spread to the Grande Prairie region. HIV North Society in Grande Prairie will be hosting their first-ever Servers Against AIDS Day on December 5, as part of World AIDS Day, which lands officially on December 1. We are very excited about this new partnership in Alberta.

Secondly, it seems the idea has spread across the border and quite far East! Keep A Child Alive is a global organization advocating for children affected by HIV/AIDS and has offices based in New York, London, and South Africa. A representative for that organization stumbled across the Servers Against AIDS website and inquired about getting involved in the program. The details are still coming together, but it looks like it will be a New York City- wide event with funds going to HIV/AIDS organizations.

Lastly, you can now read about The Mountain Movement in a book entitled Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, by Lynn Martel. Lynn is a freelance writer and journalist based in Canmore, Alberta, who devotes her writing to mountain culture, people, and adventurers. In her book, Lynn captured our Winter 2007 event ( The Aroka Project ) and Paul’s 1488 km trek across New Zealand to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS. Many thanks to Lynn for her ongoing efforts of capturing The Mountain Movement events in the local newspapers here in The Rockies.

Well, folks, that’s all for now! The website is updated regularly with interesting articles about HIV/AIDS and information pertinent to our efforts with the campaign.

‘Til next time!

Meghan and Paul
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