Cheyenne, Wyoming Holds First AIDS Walk Despite Blizzard


Towleroad reader Travis Kirchhefer writes in to us about Cheyenne, Wyoming's first AIDS Walk which took place yesterday amid wintry April weather.

Kirchhefer tells us: "Thanks to the dedication of my fellow Wyomingites, WyoAIDS Walk: Cheyenne persevered today despite freezing temperatures, closed roads, and blizzard conditions. This is most significant because, although WyoAIDS Walk has existed for 8 years, 2009 is the first year that our state's capital, Cheyenne, has held its own walk. 33 individuals braved the wintery weather to bring us donations, while 16 very committed individuals took to the streets and actually walked in support of Wyoming residents living with HIV/AIDS."

He elaborates a bit more in a CNN iReport: "All total, the Cheyenne community
raised $4,063 to add the over $100,000 raised to date by WyoAIDS Walk. 
Today's event was marked by a proclamation from Wyoming's Governor,
Dave Freudenthal, and official statements of support from the State's
two Senators Michael B. Enzy and Dr. John Barrasso."


  1. says

    Andy – Long time reader and admirer, first comment. The Wyoming story is touching and important on many levels. I am impressed that the event was marked by a proclamation from Wyoming’s Governor, Dave Freudenthal. I am touched that the blizzard did not damper the importance of the march.

  2. Leland Frances says

    BRAVO to them! And, to you Andy for reporting it.

    Safe to say that this is one AIDS Walk that Rupert the Stupid Everett won’t deign to be the Grand Marshall for.

  3. troschne says

    My hat is off to them! I now feel very ashamed for bitching about standing in the rain and and being cold in 40 degree weather during the rally here after Prop 8 got voted in. Between this story, and the Elton John condert last weekend, WAY to go WYOMING!

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