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AIDS Walk Raises Funds and Honors Young Educator
 

On October 8, 2005, the citizens of Wilkes Barre, PA and surrounding communities participated in the 8th annual Christopher Robinson Memorial AIDS Walk. Christopher contracted HIV after having used contaminated blood products to treat his hemophilia. He died in 2000 at the age of 18. The walk was organized, in a joint effort, by the Wyoming Valley AIDS Council and Caring Communities for AIDS. Money raised will go to support AIDS education, research and treatment.

Christopher publicly revealed his HIV status through a feature in the local paper. He was
accepted by the community after his disclosure and went on to promote AIDS awareness.
After hearing an excerpt from a radio interview, Christopher’s mother Dawn Rebarchak 
was quoted as saying, “That was really tough, to hear Christopher’s voice. He was just so strong, he spoke so well, and I was so, so proud of my son.”   

Source: Wilkes Barre Times Leader, October 10, 2005

 

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