For them, fighting AIDS is a family affair

It started with the loss of a very dear friend — but has become a tradition for a family that is becoming the new face of a good cause.

It started with the loss of a very dear friend — but has become a tradition for a family that is becoming the new face of a good cause.

In November 2006, the Parker family lost a close family friend, John, to HIV-AIDS.

Since then, they have embarked on two years of Calgary AIDS walks and are now holding their own second annual fundraiser featuring a tasteful burlesque show and local music.

“It really hit our family hard, especially my daughter, because we were close,”?said organizer Christina Parker.

“We’re teaching our kids they can make a difference in the community by doing things like this to give back.”

She said they hope to raise up to $20,000.

The Parker family will also walk in the September Calgary AIDS Walk as Team “Love.”

“There is no cure and no vaccine. We will walk for those who are no longer with us.”

 
 
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