This is your chance to save lives and help the atheist cause! On Sunday, October 13 many tens of thousands of people will see atheists being not just good, but EXCELLENT!
Since its inception in 1985, the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in California and has raised a total of $75 million to support the services provided by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and more than 20 other AIDS service organizations in Los Angeles County. It attracts 30,000 participants each year.
I will be walking the 10 km route through West Hollywood with the Atheists United team in our bright red t-shirts with the Atheists United name, phone number, and web address. So far, 13 god-free good guys and gals are ready to joyfully join the massive crowds.
My personal goal is to raise $1,000, and with the help of three dear friends, it’s already at $200. You can help me reach that goal, help conquer AIDS, and help atheists demolish that annoying stereotype of our being selfish nihilists who don’t care about anything.
My donation page is here. That means you click on those blue words back there. This is Richard asking for something for once. You, know, the guy who writes “Ask Richard” and those awesome daily comments? Puppies are Cute? The Joe Klein meme?
Tongue-in-cheek prodding aside, I’m very grateful for anything you can contribute. Regardless of the amount we raise, I’m going to thoroughly enjoy walking openly and happily with my friends in Atheists United, and if you’re in the Los Angeles area, please join us.
Be an actual part of this remarkable period of history in which we live, when secular people will increasingly make positive contributions to society’s progress.