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no/aids walk to reach 350,000

Volume 15/Issue 20


TOP TEAMS: Team NO/AIDS-$9,032, Hibernia National Bank-$7,196, Food For Friends-$6,595, University of New Orleans-$5,817, The Gap $4,729, AIDSLaw-$4,235
TOP INDIVIDUALS: Rip Naquin-Delain [for the 5th year]-$6,751 w/142 Sponsors, Roger Odgen/Ken Barnes-$3,205, Maria Radosta $2,071
CHANCELLOR'S CUP: University of New Orleans [for the 4th year]
PRINCIPAL'S CUP: Ben Franklin High School BEST T-SHIRT-Pediatric AIDS Program/Children's Hospital


Dear Friends and Business Associates,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that helped me raise $6,751 for NO/AIDS Walk '97. Because this was the highest individual total this year, I won 1st place honors and a trip for two to Cancun. This tremendous feat would have been impossible without your generous support, the support of 142 sponsors.

My fund-raising efforts began on Sunday, August 17th, at "Magnolia Cotillion XXIII," the annual gala celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Marty Greeson/Marsha Naquin-Delain and myself. Some $5,000 was raised that evening with $1,751 arriving prior to Walk Day. This year's total brings "Magnolia Cotillion" earnings to $47,983 for the past seven years benefiting NO/AIDS Walk. Kudos to each of you who made this impossible task a reality.

Over 15,000 walkers joined in this huge fund-raising effort. Unfortunately AIDS is so prevalent that practically every one of us knows someone with AIDS or HIV infection or someone who has passed away from this dreaded disease. Marsha and I walked in memory of those who have passed on. We both choose to support the NO/AIDS Walk because of the tremendous benefits it provides to the growing HIV/AIDS community throughout Louisiana.

A special thanks to all of my sponsors including:
For Donations of $500 ... Marsha Naquin-Delain/AMBUSH Mag 2000 , Gene Adams/Club New Orleans

For Donations of $300... Fr. Thom Crandall & St. Joseph's Church-Port St. Joe, FL

For Donations of $250 ... Kitty Blackwell & Liz Simms, Dennis K. Sullivan-Wilmington, Ohio and Michael Sullivan

For Donations of $150 ... D.B. & Carolyn Carnes, Mark & Blair Sollmeyer/QSR-Quarter Scene Restaurant

For Donations of $125 ... Darleen M. Jacobs-Levy

For Donations of $100 ... Larry W. Anderson, Lee Fetherston/Corner Pocket, Miss Do/Double Play, Robert D. Dunlap, Maurice Geisel, Jr., Mickey Gil & George Patterson, Judge Moon Landrieu, Carlos Rodriguez/Maison Burgundy, Toni Pizanie/Royal Tobacconist, Elayne Angel/Rings of Desire, Bob Feldman & Dick Mole/Rue Royal Inn, Ray Ruiz/La Dauphine Residence Des Artistes, Jerry Scavo & Kenny Walker, Peter Thomas/Petunias, Carla Wild

For Donations of $75 ... Damon Veach/Hibiscus Bookstore-Baton Rouge, LA

For Donations of $55 ... Glenn O'Berry & Roger Brooks

For Donations of $50 ... Don Pattman & Tom Kilman/Blue Parrot, Hon. Lindy C. Boggs, Paul Bordelon & Tony Quintiliano, Edward C. Bonin & Rene J.L. Fransen, Jared Campo & J. Bruce Orgeron, Jr., Benjamin Jon Conway III, Russell J. Crochet, Christopher Daigle & Jan Harrell/LAGPAC, Andre de la Barre/Event Planning & Design Consultants, Inc., Alan Robinson/Faubourg Marigny Bookstore, Charles W. Hooper, Jr.-Selma, AL, Mary Lind, Mary Bess Matthews, New Deal Hair Salon/Operation: Clean Sweep, Rev. Peggy Miller & Pomegranate Life Works, Chris & Patsy Lofstrom-Norwood, LA, James Martz/Bourbon Cuts, Ltd, John & Michael Rhymes, Dale Benoit/Print All, Dick Kirshner/Rockner Management, Bob Berniscent/Sebastian's, Kurt Tande/French Quarter Accommodation Service & Tande Reservations, Alicia Tilley-Memphis, Tommy & Cathy Vaughn-Morgan City, LA

For Donations of $40-$30 ... Anonymous, Lisa Beaumann & Patrick Rita, Aaron D. Hanz & Larry Graham, Thomas B. Darensbourg, Jr.-Baton Rouge, LA, Jean L. Masson/Haeuser Insurance Agency, John Parry & Bobbie Ramone, Laurie A. Walsdorf & Carol F. McCarthy

For Donations of $27 ... Ruth Freed

For Donations of $25 ... Larry Bagneris, Jr., John Batty & Jan Bradford, Dorothy R. Blanchard, John W. Burmfield, Randy Stephens & James Comeaux/Cathedral, William G. Cravens, Ruth C. Dawson, Mary Lynne Dean, Reba Douglas, Jack Gentry & Paul Orfila, Janet Guidry, Toni & Fred Hanning, Angela Hill, James F. Hochadel-Frederick, MD, Dr. Marquita Irland, Hugh Jones & Butch Brown & Jim Blackwell/Les Bon Maison Guest House, Amy K. Johnson, Christian Kean Johnson, Kevin Limberg & Chuck LaVenture/Alternatives, Nikki Kearby & Betty Caldwell, Crystal Little, Mr. & Mrs. Bronislaw Janowski, Pearl M. Lawson, Susan R. Mintz, Bob Garofalo & Harold Morris/Mother Bob's, Earl Joyner & Starkey Kean/Postmark New Orleans, Jean Braly/Quarter Moon Designs, Frazer & Baird Rice-Pass Christian, MS, Brian Sands, Jerry & Rita Satawa-Baton Rouge, LA, Roy G. Smith, Jr., Ron Studdard, Edith Thomas-Cocoa, FL, Robert Udick, L. Wayne White, John& Brenda White-Diamondhead, MS, Tommy Elias

For Donations of $23-20 ...Julius WM Dietze III-Hammond, LA, Jay Bourgoyne & Jay Tyburski/Bourgoyne Guest House, Tiffany Rae & Jim Button, Roger Chustz and Clark Sonntag/Big Easy Guest House, Michael G. Creasy, Veronica Eckler, Janice Goodbee, Dorothy Hebron, Jerry J. Hotard, Jim Melancon, David E. Chrobak/Old Mill Pond Inn-Northport, MI, Binford & Nadine Peeples-Memphis, TN, D. Jay Verona & Lou Bernard, Louis & Carolyn Villars

For Donations of $15... George C. Lancaster, Anthony Scalise

For Donations of $10 ... Aaron Marsh/Aaron's Antique Mall, Gloria A. Allen, Julie Crenshaw-Memphis, TN, Darlene Flattman, John H. Foster, Phil Giorlando, Leonard Earl Johnson, Elmo F. Orgeron, Jr., Henry E. Ranna, Brad Robbert, Nancy Sharp, Paris B. Winn

For Donations of $5-1... Katie M. Dreher, Barbara Satteley, Stephanie Williams, Judy Leslie

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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