Starfish AIDS Awareness Event
The Angel Ride - Cape Town (South Africa) - November 27, 2004
a lot of preparation work, some 50 motorcycles
headed to the Delft township with the purpose
to take to the streets and perform for the people
there, involving them, too, and spread a bit of
AIDS awareness in places where this is still a
a local family expert in handcrafted bead works
prepared for my motorcycle helmet a unique cover
as a homage to 'St*rfish'.
wonderful, colorful helmet cover with many starfish
and AIDS ribbon designs.
the AngelRide day, there were dances and bands
playing in the streets. We
gave our gifts, mostly necessary things such as
food, but of course also simple toys and candies
sewing machine to put some women into business
- sustainability is one of the most important
topics to help HIV-stricken people to face their/their
families harsh realities.
AngelRide was born as a big surprise. I had bought
500 red ribboned balloons to be released at the
beginning of the ride.
great artists were there with me - Pieter Dirk
Uys, a very special stand-up performer who was
in charge of heading the 'gang' as Evita Bezuidenhout
(one of his drag queen characters).
Wax promptly joined us. As Ruby. She is a sweetheart,
in the real meaning of the word. She was in town
to shoot a movie and after my contacting her she
got aboard in a second.
the ride I had gone shopping - things that would
have made sense, apart from a bit of joy for kids.
bags (200 lbs) of E-pap, a very energetic porridge
10 lbs of Brown Sugar
Boxes of Beef Stock
100 boxes of Washing Powder
10 Bubble Blowing Cannisters
5 Jumping Ropes
10 Kid Backpacks
2 Boxes of Babyfood
1 sewing machine
that they cannot afford normally, because poverty
doesn't allow them to...
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