The Fisher-Paulson family also has many reasons for participating in the AIDS Walk every year, but they concentrate on just one ... Tim. Kevin and Brian Fisher-Paulson, who will marry this September, lost many friends to AIDS since they fell in love 23 years ago, and they have provided hospice care to several of their friends as they've raised a family together. Remembering their close friend Tim, who died just two years ago, is a powerful force for the whole family, because he had survived so long, and had become a favorite of the Fisher-Paulson's two adopted children, Zane and Aidan.
"The kids miss Uncle Tim so much," said Kevin -- who, coincidentally, will also turn 50 on the day of the AIDS Walk. "We bring his ashes with us every year on the Walk so we can remember him, celebrate him. Of course, we remember all our friends, but Tim is the one big reason for Zane and Aidan. The AIDS Walk has become one of their favorite days of the year."
For Bill Oman, AIDS Walk is a day to remember. "Most of my peer friends died of AIDS, and I have very few left to celebrate my past or my journey," said Oman, who is well on his way to becoming the highest fundraiser for the UC Berkeley Team again this year. "Participating with over 25,000 people is an affirmation and tribute to those who remain in my memory."
Gina Wulff, Kevin Thaddeus Fisher-Paulson, Bill Oman, and other AIDS Walk San Francisco 2008 participants are available for interviews both prior to and on the day of the event.
About AIDS Walk San Francisco: Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has
raised nearly $65 million for HIV programs and services in the Bay Area,
and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the world.
In 2007 alone, 25,000 participants, many of whom were members of 800
corporate and community teams, raised a record sum of
|SOURCE AIDS Walk San Francisco|
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