On September 6, 2014 I participated in  AIDS Walk.  AIDS Walk Portland, put on by the Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), is a 2.4 mile walk through downtown Portland that brings awareness and raises funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS.  The walk began at Fields Park with music, entertainers, and vendors.  After the loop through the city, participants celebrated their success at the Ninkasi sponsored beer garden.

This year I participated in a large team, The Disney Dynasty, that ended up raising a total of $58,000!  Overall, this year’s walk raised an astonishing $431,679!  The Disney Dynasty team was made up of heroes and villains; from Prince Naveen of Disney’s Princess and the Frog, to Little Mermaid’s Ursula.  My outfit you may ask?  Well, I am excited to report that I pulled off a fabulous Mickey Mouse costume!


Despite the particularly warm weather the day of the walk, the event was a success with a large turnout.  I really enjoyed seeing diverse people come together for a common cause and achieve phenomenal results.  It demonstrates that a when collective group or community comes together, anything can be achieved.  I’m already excited for AIDS Walk 2015!