Tag Archives: Causes

October 07

Life, Interrupted: Max and Cancer

As long as illness has been around, people have struggled with how to communicate sickness. A few weeks ago I noticed a mass on my dog Max. Unfortunately, the mass was cancer. So I am asking for your positive wishes and prayers for the little guy. He is undergoing extensive surgery on Wednesday to remove […]

August 16

Clear the Shelters

This weekend shelters nationwide take part in a push to find families for homeless pets. Join me at the SF SPCA to adopt a buddy and clear the shelters. In many cases, adoption fees are waved. So far, over 17,000 pets have found homes. If you want to see some of the faces that have found […]

July 15

The Shelter Project

The Shelter Pet Project is the result of a collaboration between, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council. The goal is to make shelters the first place potential adopters turn when looking to get a new pet, ensuring that […]

May 31

AIDS LifeCycle 2015

Today is the first day of AIDS LifeCycle (ALC). This is my first time, in several years, that I haven’t participated in the ride. ALC participants make a bold statement that there is much work to be done in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los […]

January 09

my journey with aids lifecycle

Originally posted on be like the moon:
? For the past 14 years, during the first week in June, nearly 3,000 men and women meet to begin one heroic challenge and one common goal: riding a bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles to help end AIDS and HIV. Orientation, day one, a whirlwind of…

December 02

The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS

On World’s AIDS Day, LIFE shared the story behind one of the most harrowing and controversial photographs to emerge from the global pandemic. The image shows Kirby, near death, a vacant look in his face, and his father holding his son’s head in a moment of grief. Other members of Kirby’s immediate family are seated […]

December 01

World AIDS Day 2014

Rarely do I use Bluxome Street Post for my personal causes. There are a few I feel very passionately about though… World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to […]

November 02

The Day My Dog Became A Socialite

Today Max becomes a socialite by attending his first fundraiser. Swing by Embarcadero and Brannan to support Muttville, a charity aimed at helping senior citizen dogs who have no homes. Max is going to have a great time at the festival. There will be a costume contest, booths with dog gifts and information, and appetizers […]

October 09

Watch Viola Davis’ Emotional Speech About Childhood Poverty

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.8 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. That is approximately 5% of the total population. Why post about one actress and her speech on childhood poverty. […]

September 30

Origins of AIDS Traced Back to Central African City of Kinshasa

Every year I ride in AIDS Lifecycle. ALC is a 545 mile ride from SF to LA raising resources and awareness to fight HIV /AIDS. I have had too many friends who are living with the disease and many of them contracted it before the age of 30. This article caught my eye about the […]