"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Pirates on Parade

Okay, so there are these pirates, right? Well, not really pirates. Pirate re-enactors. All the grog and nifty outfits, none of the getting maimed. Kind of a sweet deal, really. We're the pirates of the good (if slightly imaginary) ship "The Bloodwake", and you can learn more about us by following the Bloodwake Pirates link in my favorites section.

Despite being a generally scurrilous bunch of brigands, we occasionally raise our faces from our tankards long enough to do something that doesn't carry legal and/or civil penalties should we get caught. A few of us will be participating in the Minnesota AIDS Walk on May 15th.

The AIDSWalk benefits the Minnesota AIDS Project, which provides HIV prevention education along with services and advocacy for HIV-positive Minnesotans. Considering that a new case of HIV is reported in Minnesota every 29 hours, that's pretty darn important stuff. And it costs money, which is the Walk raises.

And that's where you, Dear Readers, come in. This blog is free, but getting a pirate off his/her rum-soaked rump and into Minnehaha Park on a Sunday morning isn't.

If you can spare a little money for this worthy cause, please do. You can donate online at my AIDSWalk page or sponsor the pirate of your choice at the Bloodwake Pirates AIDSWalk page. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you.

1 rejoinders:

Whiskey Liz sounded off...

Not only will we be getting up for this on a Sunday morning, but a morning AFTER a party with the crew!