Information about AIDS Walk - New York on 5/ /2004

and the participation in the event by friends and family

(Team captain was Lisa Dennett for Team Robert Sisco!)

Copyright 2004 Frank Sisco


6/1/2004 Email from Lisa Dennett, Team Captain, to Frank Sisco, Robert's brother
Hi Frank,

As promised, here is my follow-up to Team Robert Sisco! from this year's AIDS Walk NY.

There was some confusion as to who was "officially" on our team. Some registered as part of the team, raised money and walked, others were those who gave money but wanted to walk with us. Then there were those who didn't sponsor anyone but joined us to walk in Robert Sisco's honor.

All in all, there were 15 "official" members of TEAM ROBERT SISCO! and 17 of us who showed up to walk on what turned out to be a beautiful day. Thank you Frank Sisco for the visors reminding everyone to visit Robert via the website. If you didn't get a visor, contact Frank Sisco at

Most importantly, we, TOGETHER as Team Robert Sisco!, raised $4000!!! Larry Pick (formerly just known as Larry) was our top fundraiser. The AIDS Walk event brought in over $5 million dollars!!!!! Isn't that wonderful!?

Thank you all for your efforts and your spirit. I am sorry I had to part with you so soon into the walk, but I got quite a workout speedwalking to make my personal obligation.

For those of us (myself included) who had questions about changes to website entries, I have not received a reply. Feel free to contact the office yourself. Maybe you'll have better luck than I did.

Lastly, if you didn't hand in all of your pledge $ money there is still time. You can either enter online donations and/or send them to AIDS Walk NY, Old Chelsea Station, PO Box 10, New York, NY, 10113

Hope to see you next year!

Lisa Dennett
Team Captain
Team Robert Sisco!

Please feel free to pass this on to your sponsors and others who did not give me their email address (like Michelle Miles, Kelly Sisco, John Petrale) (This was done by Frank on 6/1/2004)

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1a. Details for the AIDS Walk-NY on Sunday, May 16th, 2004 - Info from Lisa Dennett, team captain, if you are already planning to walk (in her email of 5/5/2004) (Lisa's email name is

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for joing Team Robert Sisco! The AIDS Walk is fast approaching. I hope you have been walking a little more than usual and that you have a comfortable pair of sneakers all ready for the event on Saturday May 16.

Here is some important information for that day.

1. The AWNY is in Central Park. The SIGN IN AREA will be near the entrance at 5TH AVENUE AND 59TH STREET. Please arrive ON TIME - at 8:30 am. If you have never been to the AIDS Walk - there will be approximately 30,000 people - quite a crowd! So please don't be late.

2. You MUST check in, even if you haven't raised any money. There will be tables and signs in order of LAST NAME. Everyone checks in by YOUR LAST NAME, NOT the team name (except of course for those of you for whom Sisco is your last name) first. NOTE: There are no interpreters at the sign in tables. Please have something with your name on it to show the volunteers at the table. They will have your name on a pre-printed form.

3. If you have decided to walk and not collect money, that is fine - BUT I urge you to donate $10 yourself when you check in. You don't have to but that is the point of the event. I know Robert used the agency that this money is going to. It is our chance to help them the way they helped Robert.

4. After you have checked in as an individual, WE WILL MEET AS A TEAM at 8:45 am across from the Sign in table for Sisco where we will all meet Frank (Robert's brother, and Eleanor, Robert's mother). DO NOT GO TO THE TEAM MEETING AREA!!! Our team does not qualify for a team table so there will NOT be an official Team Robert Sisco sign. I will make one myself and hold it up for the few of you I don't know.

5. Once we are all gathered we will walk to the stage area. There will be a fun exercise warm-up and some speeches and songs. There have always been 2 interpreters on the stage and I'm sure there will be this year too. Again, let's not be late so that those of use who need to see the interpreter can easily make our way to the front.

6. There will be snacks and water at the 3 rest stops along the walk as well as at the start and finish. You will not be hungry or thirsty. There will also be portable toilets at the 3 rest stops and in the park.

7. For those of you who must drive your car to Manhattan that morning, please get in touch with me if you want some suggestions on parking garages, just in case you have trouble (likely) finding a parking space.

8. Frank has made visors for us to wear with Team Robert Sisco! on them, so be prepared to wear a visor, it will give us a nice uniform look. Feel free to bring your camera;-)

9. The day will be fun! Hopefully the weather will be nice. We can walk at our own pace. It may also be emotional for many of us, but we are there to support one another.

10. Lastly, I may not be able to walk with you for the entire 10K. I have a party that I thought was in the evening that I just learned is in the afternoon. So, at the last rest stop I might give you all a hug and speed up to the end. You don't have to. There is typically entertainment at the end, but no interpreter.

If you have any other questions PLEASE Email me

Thank you so much for agreeing to walk in honor of Robert this year. I know he will be smiling with us on the way.

Big hug,
Lisa Dennett
Team Captain
Team Robert Sisco!

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1b. Info for the AIDS Walk-NY on Sunday, May 16th, 2004 - if you just learning about the event and how to participate and to contribute

In memory and honor of Robert Sisco and to help a very worthy cause, please join our team called "Team Robert Sisco!" at the AIDS Walk on Sunday May 16th in Central Park, New York City at 8:00 am. Robert's friend, Lisa Dennett, started the team and you can register by contacting her or Robert's brother Frank by email or phone (as per below) or by visiting the AIDS Walk website and following the simple steps below. We are meeting at the table set aside for Robert Sisco. Please get there early at 8:00 am so we can get organized. Look for walkers wearing special white cotton visors marked "" and contact Frank to get your visor in advance. Bring your camera, water, cell phones and lots of friends and relatives!

You can also donate money to the AIDS Walk (to benefit people with AIDS) by (a) giving a check made payable to "AIDS Walk NY" and sending it to Lisa or Frank who will enter the info on the website or (b) paying by credit card or debit card through the special secured AIDS Walk website and following the simple steps below.

To contact Lisa Dennett (or to send checks): - Lisa Dennett, 7114 34th Avenue, Apt 2A, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, emal is, office phone is 718.507.8425, home fax is 718.834.0018.

To contact Frank Sisco (or to send checks):- Frank Sisco, 30 Mill Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804, email is, office phone is 914.381.3737, office fax is 914.698.5335, home phone is 914.576.1483, cell phone is 914.589.1013, website is

To use the AIDS Walk website: Go to then click on left box for New York, then on left side of page click on "Register," then click on "Join a Team," then click "Continue" and scroll down the many teams in alphabetical order until you find "Team Robert Sisco!" and then fill out the page that comes up for Personal information and to create for yourself a username and password, then click "Continue". From there you can select by clicking which person you want to sponsor by donating money. If you are paying by credit card or debit card, you can also donate by clicking on the left side of the main page where it says "Sponsor a Walker." If you are pledging and paying by check, contact Lisa Dennett or Frank Sisco as per above. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Frank Sisco.


Suggested email to send to potential sponsors from the website

I am writing to let you know that I have registered for AIDS Walk New York and am very excited about the event. This is a very important issue to me so I have set an ambitious fundraising goal. I want to do as much as I can to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Even though there has been a lot of publicity about drug treatments which are prolonging some people's lives, they don't work for everyone and there is still no cure in sight. Moreover, young people are still getting infected at alarmingly high rates.

GMHC and about 40 other AIDS organizations in the area get the money from the AIDS Walk. It's clear that we need more services and more prevention programs than ever before.

I want your help. Will you please sponsor me for the AIDS Walk? Just click on the website address below to enter my personalized web page and charge your donation. Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important cause and for showing that you join me in wanting to end this epidemic.

A few facts you may want to know:
~AIDS Walk New York is the world's largest AIDS fundraising event.

~In 2003, nearly 45,000 people, a group as diverse as the city itself, participated in the AIDS Walk, collecting $5.1 million.

~AIDS Walk New York stands out as a model of community action and cost-efficient fundraising. The priority has always been to have the money raised go directly to vital services to help people living with HIV or AIDS.

~AIDS Walk New York benefits GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis), the nation's oldest and most comprehensive AIDS Service organization. The organization's staff of 189 and 7,000 dedicated volunteers provide services to more than 15,000 men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS and their families.

~A portion of the net proceeds from the AIDS Walk also goes to dozens of other AIDS organizations within the tri-state area.