Sunday, May 4th dawned… well, not so bright and sunny but that did not deter the devoted walkers of Team AIDS Action from participating in Project Bread’s 40th Walk for Hunger. With the arrival of spring, Boston comes alive with events benefiting any number of charitable organizations including AIDS Action’s ownAIDS Walk, but the Walk for Hunger deserves recognition as the oldest event of its kind in Boston.
Beginning in Boston Common, the walk meanders through the city for 20 miles before ending up back where it started. As a beneficiary of Project Bread, AIDS Action Committee though it only fitting that our voice (and our feet) be joined with others calling for an end to hunger. To this end, several AAC staff, volunteers and clients as well as friends from AIDS Housing Corporation, Cambridge Eating Disorders Center, Tufts University and U-Mass Boston braved the rainy weather, donned Team AIDS Action shirts adorned with a red ribbon and joined over 40,000 others (that 80,000 feet!) to trek the 20 miles.
With the help of numerous supporters, Team AIDS Action raised over $2,300 to support Project Bread! When asked why he did it, one Team AIDS Action walker said, “I wanted to show our community that it is important that we stop pointing out each others differences and start realizing that we are all the same no matter what our race, religion, sexual orientation or disability and that only together can we make our world better.”