My name is Marie Forrest. The last three years I participated in The National Aids Marathon Training Program as a promise
to my dear friend who is living with HIV. It was one of the most important commitments I made in my life and it
turned out to be one of the most rewarding.
This year I have made the commitment again because, of course, I love my friend so much and am especially thankful he is in my life!
Further, after becoming involved with The National Aids Marathon Training Program I became increasingly
aware of the needs of the people in our community, as well as all communities, living with HIV/AIDS. Many people
living with HIV/AIDS don't have the family or resources to help them and can rely only on organizations like the
APLA. That's why the Aids Project Los Angeles needs our help.
The Aids Marathon Training Program has encouraged me to search for meaning in all life. That the answer to
the old biblical question, is yes, "We are our brother's keeper." And, in that respect vicariously,
I too, suffer from HIV/AIDS, through the people I love who are infected. Please sponsor me in the The National
Aids Marathon Training Program and help the fight for life of all people. All contributions go to The Aids Project
Los Angeles and are a tax deductible.
I couldn't even run around the block when I began The National Aids Marathon Training Program three years ago. Since
then, I have completed five 26.2 mile marathons; the Chicago Marathon 2000 and the Los Angeles Marathon 2001 and the Honolulu Marathon 2001, 2002 AND The Vancouver, Canada International Marathon. This year in our fight against AIDS and to assist people living with HIV/AIDS, myself and
some participants will be running the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, Florida -- another 26.2 miles! Join
us if you can, and if not...why not sponsor me?
In order to sponsor me all you need is my name Marie Forrest
and my Runner No. 3430 and Thank you for your generous donation and please email this page to a friend from the link at the top of
the page and ask them to sponsor me too and thanks again.