"A life is not important except the impact it has on other lives." -Jackie Robinson

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Mr. Desmond Meza

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Achieved: $1,200.00

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Dear Friends and Family,

Just like the above quote from Jackie Robinson, my life will be important because of the positive impact I will have on other people. I’m taking on a tremendous challenge and will bust my ass to help in the fight against AIDS and I hope you will support me. Starting in April, I’ll be training for the Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run and I’ve made it a personal mission to raise at least $750 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).

Along with a fantastic group of TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) participants, I'll be running, crawling and jumping through Camp Pendleton on June 1, 2014. I’ll be training at least three days per week because I want to do something that’s not only physically challenging for me, but also beneficial to APLA's clients.

"In the big leagues, hustle usually means being in the right place at the right time. It means backing up a base. It means backing up your teammate. It means taking that headfirst slide. It means doing everything you can do to win a baseball game." -Pete Rose

I pray every single day that the HIV/AIDS epidemic ends. I seen what it does to a person and I seen what it did and what it had done to my family. Tears shed because you can't do anything right then and there to help cure them of this terrible disease.  Nearly 1.2 million Americans are now living with HIV and 56,000 more will be infected this year. For almost 30 years, APLA has provided food, home health care, and other services to thousands of people whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. Many of them are living in poverty and have nowhere to turn.  But through people like me who are raising money and the people who give, you guys are making the world a bit better and that is what mankind needs.

That’s why I’m asking you to help. Please join me in doing what we can to bring an end to HIV/AIDS. You can donate as little as $5 and or much as you like.

Please donate today by clicking on the button that says, "Donate To Support...It's easy!  Help me exceed my goal of raising at least $750 and make a difference in the life of an APLA client today.  Donations are put to use immediately — so please, donate today! 

Thank you so much for caring, and thank you for your support.

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." -Tommy Lasorda


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TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) is a marathon and endurance training program benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles.

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