Monday, September 27, 2010

The Road to HOPE...

Louisville's annual 5K  AIDS WALK drew a fantastic crowd yesterday. My family and I got there a couple of hours early to register and at 3pm on the dot, the red ribbon was cut and off we went. 

Louisville's AIDS walk is truly amazing. If you've never been, it's worth the trip to attend. They shut down all traffic, and the walk itself takes place over the 2nd Street Bridge that crosses from Louisville into Indiana. The view from the bridge is breathtaking! You feel like you're on top of the world surrounded by the city ... and the cool breeze washing off the river doesn't hurt either. 

It's not every day that you get the opportunity to walk across the 2nd Street Bridge and as I took those first steps up high above the river I was a bit awe struck by the whole experience of it. Up above stretched this incredible blue sky and arching beams of steel, and straight ahead I could see an AIDS ribbon with HOPE spelled across in big, white letters. For me it was a moment–a moment to feel gratitude and take stock of the past as well as the future. We've come so far in recent months and I know that each step we take in hope is just one step closer to a cure. HOPE is really here–Believe it. 

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