|One of the (many) reasons I support CAMP and the Community is because I saw firsthand how heartrending it was for my friends just to be themselves when we were teens. (Yes, I CAN remember back that far!) It's so important for kids to have at least one safe place that accepts them for who they are, and kudos to CAMP for taking the initiative.
The Fourth Annual AIDS Walk Delaware in Sussex County was held this past weekend on Sunday, October 5th. After holding it the past three years in Georgetown, we moved the Walk to downtown Rehoboth Beach this year, and we are pleased to say that it was the biggest and best one yet! Nearly 225 walkers helped to raise more than $25,000 for programs that serve Delawareans living with HIV/AIDS.
Many community members donated services or products to make this AIDS Walk be the success it was. They include the Mayor and City of Rehoboth Beach, Rev. Jonathan Baker and Epworth United Methodist Church, Windsor's Flowers and Plants, Bob and Lisa Raup, CAMP Rehoboth, Georgiana Ibach, Rehoboth Car Wash, Ward Ellinger, Cutting Edge Creations, the Veggie Shack, Carol Miller, the Sussex County AIDS Council, Med Spa / Bad Hair Day?, Super G Grocery Stores, T. S. Smith & Sons, Shag Restaurant, Tom Greenwood, and Tibotec Therapeutics. Special thanks goes to Sharyn Warwick, who was our Walk Coordinator for Sussex County and who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it all happen. Most of all, however, we want to thank our walkers. It was truly inspirational to see the line of people at the Registration Desk, bringing money and raising awareness of the need for HIV services in Delaware.
AIDS Walk Delaware is a collaborative fundraiser. It provides funding for its two sponsoring agencies, AIDS Delaware and the Delaware HIV Consortium. It also provides money to many other HIV-specific programs throughout Delaware. Working together, we can achieve more. We can serve more. Thanks to all of you out there who are a part of that effort.
Glen C. Pruitt Associate Executive Director Delaware HIV Consortium
Tough economic times call for a governor who understands how the economy works. Jack Markell understands how the state generates its revenues, how they are spent, and how they can be utilized more effectively to bring about a better life for all of us in Delaware.
Jack has a wonderful combination of academic preparation, experience in the business world, and effective government leadership as state treasurer to make it possible for our state to prosper. He will apply the tools of cost/benefit analysis to state funding decisions, enabling state government to function as the provider of the needed infrastructure and education that are the underpinnings of economic success. His experience inside state government has revealed to him its weaknesses as well as the opportunities it can provide to strengthen our state's economy.
Most of us recognize that we need to create the conditions for our businesses and our workers to succeed. Jack has already devoted considerable energy to helping our citizens understand how their money works and how to provide for their financial future. Let's elect Jack so that these lessons can be incorporated into how our state operates. He knows that private businesses are the engine of growth; further, he recognizes the role that the government can play in fostering the stability that makes such growth possible.
As an economist, I have long appreciated Jack's grasp of economic issues. I believe wholeheartedly that his election as governor will be one of the best things our state can do to promote our long-term prosperity. I encourage you to join me in voting for Jack Markell on November 4.Jeanine Kleimo
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LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 14 October 10, 2008