By Eunice Williams, Jerusalem House Scattered Site Property Manager
I graduated in 1979 from Berkeley High School, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Back then, we were mainly concerned with teenage pregnancy or getting an STD. Little did I know that within 10 years I would be attending the funeral of a very close friend. She had gotten sick, gone into the hospital, and she never came home. Over the next five years I would attend several funerals of my classmates, but we still didn’t know very much about AIDS. There was such a stigma around the disease that people were afraid to even go to the funerals or come in close contact with people who were sick with the virus.⠀⠀
I walk in remembrance of the many friends I lost and to help educate people. Because of the research, medications, and resources available, we don’t have to watch our friends and family die from this disease.
Please consider a donation to our AIDS Walk team this year. We need you more than ever! ⠀⠀