USS Angeles helps AIDS Walk L.A.


Kathy Garder and Jay Gerber stand ready to walk at the 2016 AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Kathy completed this year’s AIDS Walk as a solo mission. (Photo by Dave Mason)

By Fleet Capt. Dave Mason

USS Angeles members stepped forward again to help AIDS and HIV patients.
Four of us raised more than $750 for AIDS Walk Los Angeles, which took place Oct. 15 in downtown L.A. Paul Szymborski, Kathy Carder, Jay Gerber and I participated in the fundraising.
At the last minute, Paul, Jay and I found we couldn’t go to the walk for varying reasons. But Kathy made it to the route and completed the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) walk as a solo mission.
You can still donate.
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Dave Mason

Commanding Officer, USS Angeles NCC-71840