Today we thought we’d talk a little bit about charity. Rock the Walk is a non-profit organization started by Allison Gill and myself in 2004. I was raising money for AIDS Walk San Diego and I’d hit my $2000 goal, but wanted to raise more. So, I turned to Allison, who is an up-and-coming local musician, both with her solo career and with her band, Velvet Tongue (Ali plays bass). We decided to throw a multi-act concert at a hot venue to help raise more money for the cause and Rock the Walk was born. In 2004, we raised over $4,100.
This year, Rock the Walk became an offical NPO, with Allison heading up the Board of Directors as the CEO. We have several board members, including myself (Webmaster & Co-Founder) and we’re holding several events around San Diego solely for the benefit of AIDS Walk San Diego. After two smaller events in May and July, we’re holding a larger multi-act event in August, as well as potentially two larger-name acts in September before the Walk itself on October 2nd in Balboa Park.
Every event helps raise more money and awareness and every dollar donated goes to the cause (minus our very minimal overhead). If your business would like to support Rock the Walk by becoming a Spotlight Sponsor, please contact Allison. Or, if you’d like to donate a few dollars, we’d definitely welcome your contribution.
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