Walking For A Cause

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On Sunday, September 24, 2017, I participated in the Chevron NO/AIDS Walk at Crescent Park.  This year’s WALK included entertainment by the Disco Amigos, Marshall Harris, the Gay Men’s Choir and 5 Finger Discount.

There was plenty of vendors on hand with libations and bites.  Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown laid out an incredible selection of delicacies.  I especially love to exercise with Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas in the morning.

The WALK also had fun things to do for all ages which included Drag Queen Story Time, face painting, games and activities.  NO/AIDS Task Force, now a division of CrescentCare, is in its 28th year of the WALK in the New Orleans community. Over the years, walkers have walked to the moon and back two and half times (that’s more than a million miles) and have raised more than $5 million dollars, funds that stay in New Orleans for AIDS care and services of NO/AIDS Task Force.

The money raised supports CrescentCare’s many services to over 3,300 individuals and families coping with HIV and over 8,000 people tested annually. Those services consist of: primary medical care, testing and prevention services, home delivered meals and food pantry services, case management, behavioral health, legal services, life skills classes, peer support, housing, sexual health and wellness and our PrEP clinic.  They were also on hand promoting their new dental facilities.  

If you were not able to walk this year, then make sure to put it on your calendar for 2018!

Tony Leggio

Tony Leggio

Tony Leggio is a born and raised New Orleanian. He has over 20 years of event management experience having produced over 5,000 events locally and nationally. Tony has received numerous awards for his outstanding achievements in the hospitality industry. Besides his professional career, Anthony has played an active role in the community.He has served Event Chair of Art Against AIDS for the No/Aids Task Force for the past ten years and was honored as Humanitarian of the Year in 2010 by the organization. He is also a freelance writer who has written for USA Today, as well as several local publications.He also writes a column regularly In Ambush Magazine, plus is part of Gambit’s Big Easy Theatre Committee.Tony is a social butterfly of New Orleans that not only knows how to put on a great event but also knows how to enjoy one.
Tony Leggio

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