in the spotlight
Volume 22/Issue 18/2004

NO/AIDS Walk 2004 Projected to Raise $145,000

TOP INDIVIDUALS: Toby Lefort - $9,525, Rip Naquin-Delain - $7,830, Cindy Catanese - $2,400, Brian Sands - $1,528, Joseph E. Brooks - $1,500

TOP TEAMS: High School - St. Martin’s - $2,415, College - LSU - $4,968.34, Under 10 People - Krewe of Apollo Baton Rouge - $1,935, Over 10 People - Harrah’s Casino - $3,944

Dear Friends and Business Associates,

The NO/AIDS Walk is projected to raise $145,000 this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who helped me raise $7,830 for the 15th Annual NO/AIDS Walk. This tremendous feat was due totally to the support of 134 generous sponsors.

My fund-raising efforts began on Sun., Aug. 22nd at Magnolia Cotillion XXX, the annual gala celebrating the 30th 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. Some $6,280 was raised that evening with $1,500 arriving prior to Walk Day and $50 after Walk Day. This year's total brings Magnolia Cotillion earnings to $105,191 for the past 14 years benefiting NO/AIDS Task Force. 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;

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

For Donations of $250 ...Galen Brown & Pat Skelly, Jamie Temple/Phoenix, Electra City & Tittie Toulouse/Queen Fashions, Jerry Scavo & Kenny Walker/Fund For Diversity, Tony & Shiela Dicioccio;

For Donations of $200 ...Mary Lind, David Newsome & Dwight Thaggard;

For Donations of $150 ...Gene & Karen Riggleman/Custom Controls;

For Donations of $100 ...In Memory of Carolyn Villars by Ambush Mag, Elayne Angel/Rings of Desire, Derrin Bergeron, Bob Bohler & Tom Connors/Plantation, FL, Butch Brown/Bon Maison Guest House, Derek Maenza/Costumes by Derek, Marty Curtin & Koo Gaffney, Michael Elias & Jay Sewel/Corner Pocket, Steve Mettner/Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli, Princesse Stephaney & Prince Sam, William Sholes, Liz Sims & Kitty Blackwell;

For Donations of $80 ...Delta Louise Carter & Lee Barnett;

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

For Donations of $60 ...John Batty & Jan Bradford, Brenda Laura/Hair Asylum, Rick Mirabelli & Nick Webber;

For Donations of $50 ...Mike Andrews, Arthur Severio/Arthur's House of Glamour, Ruben Barrios/Ralph & Kacoo's, Chet Robin & JR Stansbury/Chet's Pub, William & Ernst Crotty-Stringfellow, Maurice Giesel, Jr., Fred Held/Miami, Rex & Nicholas Romans/Cowpokes, Jerry & Rita Sattawa/Baton Rouge, Randy Stephens & Joel Fortner, Jack Sullivan, Noel Twilbeck & Glen Kahrman, Chris Ward/Pride Specialties, Gar Williams;

For Donations of $40 ...John Miller & Jordan Romen;

For Donations of $35 ...Dick Kirshner & Jim Blackwell/Rockner Management;

For Donations of $30 ...Glenn O'Berry & Roger Copenhaver, Mary Kornhauser, George Rossignol, Jr., Barbara Satterley, Michael Strawn & Gerald McCartney;

For Donations of $25 ...Regina Adams, David Benedict, Paul Borderlon & Joe Apodaca, Jay Bourgoyne & Jay Tyburski/Bourgoyne Guest House, Jamie Buth, Carl Meyer/Coffee, Friends and..., Russel Crochet, Lorenzo & Jenny Farmer, Lynnda Gerson, Winston Gray, Reynolds & Katie Haas/Rockledge, FL, Michael Hickerson & David Munroe, Marquita Irland, Ted Mahaffy, James Hochadel/Frederick, ML, Jay Cooper & Jay Creech/Martinique, Janice Medlock & Sylvia Schroeder, Steven Patrick, Phillip Lege & David Smith/Royal Street Courtyard, Brian Sands, Eva Las Vegas & Marcy Marcell, Tim Trepagnier, John & Brenda White, Carla Wild;

For Donations of $20 ...Anonymous, Lisa Beaumann & Marcus Martinez, Paul Kilgore, Robert King/Brookhaven, MS, John Brumfield;

For Donations of $10 ...Katie Dreher, Dan Ulz.

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

...Sincerely, R. Rip Naquin-Delain


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