It’s the final push to finish funding Seattle’s AIDS Memorial Pathway (the “AMP”) a “place for remembrance and reflection” to those we lost to HIV/AIDS as well to all the allies who cared for those people as well as the survivors who want to honor the ones we lost.
The Pathway itself occupies space on Capitol Hill at the Capitol Hill Light Rail station complex and into neighboring Cal Anderson Park. The latest fundraising effort is to raise $35,000 to complete the project. The skinny:
A generous team of supporters has created a matching challenge so that every donation, of any size, will be doubled until we reach our goal.
It was 40 years ago when the first cases of AIDS were reported by the CDC. Since then, AIDS has had a dramatic impact on social norms, politics, medical research, and of course, health. In Washington state alone, over 8,400 people with HIV have died, and more than 14,000 are living with HIV/AIDS.
The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway is creating a place of remembrance and reflection using various ways to tell stories of lives lost, people who survived against great odds, and those who stepped up and continue to provide compassionate care and support.
The AMP will be complete this summer and needs your support. This campaign will help us reach the $2.8 million needed to finish the artworks, the interviews, the website, and the AR (augmented reality) smartphone app…a component that will engage new visitors and provide information to people both on and beyond the physical site.
Please help us finish The AMP! Go HERE to donate!
All donations are tax-deductible and made through Seattle Parks Foundation, fiscal sponsor of The AMP.