August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009
Welcome to August

Thanks for joining me for another day in my life. Sorry it has been a couple of weeks since I have written a blog entry but my old computer died and I just got my new one.

I hope you had a safe and great end to your July. I know a ton has happened with Dab the AIDS Bear and I in the past couple of weeks.

First, we attended to ETHA (Early Treatment for HIV Act) Summit in Washington, DC. There were several great presenters and I got to see several old friends including Justin, Robert, Brandon and Bill. My last day was spent visiting the Hill and talking with our elected officials. All too soon it was time to fly back home.

Then I had the drudgery of having my old computer die and being off the grid for almost two weeks. I finally got my new computer yesterday and have a ton to get caught up on this next week. So if I owe your a message or email, I will hopefully be caught up in the next few days.

Today was the local Pride Picnic at St. Luke's Community Church on McDuff. It was great running into several old friends I rarely get to see. Our project had our HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention table set up. I also got a couple of pics with people holding Dab the AIDS Bear which I will be adding to the website soon.

This month luckily is a relatively call one which gives me time to start recruiting churches, businesses, schools and others to collect items for our Teddy Bear Touchdowns this year. With the economy being what it is I am going to try and recruit as many as possible.

Our Ambassadors of Hope have sent in almost 500 pictures in the past couple of weeks which I have just added to the slide shows on the opening page of this website and under the section "Where in the World is Dab the AIDS Bear." Some faces you might recognize are Boy George which was taken at London's Pride, Jeanne Shepherd (Matthew Shepherd's mom) in NYC and many others.

I hope you have a safe and great rest of your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Until we meet again here's wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab