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Volume 20/Issue 18/2002

NO/AIDS Walk 2002 Raises $125,000

PRINCIPAL’S CUP: [High School] 1st-Ursuline Academy-$1,662.05, 2nd-Brother Martin-$175

CHANCELLOR’S CUP: [College/University] 1st-Tulane University-$1,848, 2nd-University of New Orleans-$1,169

Mega Team: [Corp. Team w/largest number of pledges] Gap, Inc. [Gap, Old Navy & Banana Republic-$9,598

TOP TEAM: [less than 10 walkers] 1st-Law Office of Deborah Degas/Napoleonville-$1,101, 2nd-Macy’s-$910

CHALLENGE: Team NO/AIDS-$4,714 comes in under NO/AIDS Board of Directors-$9,618

TOP INDIVIDUAL: Rip Naquin-Delain [for the 10th year]-$6,590 w/138 Sponsors

Dear Friends and Business Associates,

The NO/AIDS Walk raised $125,000 this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who helped me raise $6,765 for NO/AIDS Walk 2002. Because this was the highest individual total this year, I won 1st place honors for the 10th year. This tremendous feat was due totally to the support of 138 generous sponsors.

My fund-raising efforts began on Sat., Aug. 17 at Magnolia Cotillion XXVIII, the annual gala celebrating the 28th anniversary of Marty Greeson, aka Marsha Naquin-Delain, and myself. In lieu of gifts, guests are asked to sponsor me in the NO/AIDS Walk each year. Some $5,000 was raised that evening with $1,590 arriving prior to Walk Day, and $175 after Walk Day. This year’s total brings Magnolia Cotillion earnings to $88,812 for the past twelve years benefiting NO/AIDS Walk. Kudos to each of you who made this impossible task a reality.

Thousands of walkers joined in this huge fund-raising effort. We both choose to support the NO/AIDS Walk because of the tremendous benefits it provides to the HIV/AIDS community throughout Louisiana.

A special thanks to all of my sponsors including:

For Donations of $1,200 ...Dennis Kevin Sullivan/Wilmington, OH & Michael Sullivan;

For Donations of $500 ...Wayne A. Schrebe & Gene Adams/Club New Orleans, Steve Mettner/Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli;

For Donations of $300 ...Peter Thomas & Hoyle Byrd/Petunias, A Restaurant;

For Donations of $200 ...Roger Chustz & Clark Sonntag, Crescent City Outlaws, Mary Lind;

For Donations of $150 ...Larry Fremin/Four Seasons Flowers & Gifts/Baton Rouge;

For Donations of $125 ...Charles Hooper, Jr./Biloxi, MS;

For Donations of $100 ...Tom Diguette & Jack Jones/Alternatives, Kitty Blackwell & Liz Simms/Covington, Chet Robin/Chet’s Queens’ Pub, Michael Elias & Jay Sewell/Corner Pocket, Chuck Turner & Bill Miller/Double Play, Carolyn Hyman & DB Carnes/Krystal, Jean L. Masson, David A. Newsome, MD, Gary Delaune & Tip Varnadore/Queen Fashions, Jerry Scavo & Kenny Walker, Gene & Karen Riggleman, Carla Wild, Paris Winn;

For Donations of $75 ...Mary Bess Matthews-Jordan;

For Donations of $50 ...Larry Anderson & Michael Boulas, John Batty & Jan Bradford, Bob Boler & Tom Conners/Plantation, FL, Butch Brown & Tony Rodrick/Bon Maison Guest House, Andre De La Barre; Andy & Phyllis Denmark, Sylvia Frank & Pat Skelly, Maurice Geisel, Jr., Brenda Laura/Hair Asylum, Cathy Harris, Fred Held/Miami, FL, Kim Ficaro/Kims 940 Nightclub & Guest House, Frank Pizzolato, Randy Stephens, Alicia Tilley/Memphis, TN, Randy Trahan & David Green/Mandeville, Tommy & Cathy Vaughn/Berwick;

For Donations of $40 ...Rosemary Abadie/Lake Charles, Charles Field, MD & Lester Perkins, Robert King/Brookhaven, MS, William Sholes, Prince Sam & Princesse Stephaney;

For Donations of $35 ...Thomas Darensbourg, Jr.

For Donations of $30 ...Rob & Suzanne Cameron/Lake Charles, Reynalds & Katie Haas/Rockledge, FL;

For Donations of $25 ...Lisa Beaumann, Paul Bordelon, Jay Bourgoyne/Bourgoyne Guest House, Jean Braly’s Gallery, Mary Costa, William & Ernst Crotty-Stringfellow, Sam Favaro/Baton Rouge, Winston Grant Gray, William Hydrick, Dr. Marquita Irland, Eva Las Vegas & Marcy Marcell, Ted Mahaffy, Kenneth Matherne/Cafe Lafitte in Exile, Glenn O’Berry, Rex & Nicholas Romans & Ray Bates-Romans, Dick Kirshner/Rockner Management, Janice Medlock & Sylvia Schroeder, Brian Sands, Jerry & Rita Sattawa/Baton Rouge, Barbara Satterley, Diane Tanner, Charles Turberville, Glen Kahrman & Noel Twilbeck, John & Brenda White/Diamondhead, MS;

For Donations of $20 ...John Brumfield, Joe & Cindy Chaisson/Patterson, Eric A. Crabtree/Austin, TX, Clarence Jackson, Paul Kilgore, Robert Laurent, James Kilgour & Dudley LeBlanc, Michael Moran, Timothy Trepagner, Donnie Jay/Slutpuppy Revue, Attorney John J. Sullivan, Carolyn Villars;

For Donations of $10 ...Julius Dietz, III/Hammond, Katie Dreher, Ed Held..

Congratulations to each and every one of you for joining the thousands who are committed to and support the NO/AIDS Walk each year.

...Sincerely, R. Rip Naquin-Delain


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