OC AIDS Walk

A couple weeks ago my friend Alison participated in the OC AIDS Walk, which was held at the Angels stadium on May 12. In full support of her and the worldwide campaign against AIDS, I decided to document what she did and how she got involved.

Alison

She signed up through her church, Rock Harbor, which apparently has a steady stream of signups for charities, fundraisers, and functions for their congregants to participate in, if they so wish.At Rock Harbor's OC AIDS Walk signup table.At the Walk, Alsion received a special OC AIDS Walk pin!Rock Harbor had a booth at the Walk, with a handprint art project underway to document how many people participated.A local body art shop had set up a booth for face (and arm) painting.Walkers from Rancho Alamitos High School had special tie-die shirts made up for the occasion.Pre-walk stretching was led boot-camp style by the Orange County Sheriff's Academy!Cutting the start line ribbon!Alison at the starting line, and me playing with post-processing grad filtration, hee!Corporate sponsors like Disney also got in on the action (notice the little gloves on the flags?). According to organizers, the event was a smash success, with thousands of participants and HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars raised.High fives at the finish line, in the shadow of the Angels Stadium 'A'!Ally with her support group: her boyfriend (r), and another Rock Harbor participant(l). All three of them finished proud!