Last Sunday I participated in the annual New York City AIDS walk. It was a less than perfect spring day and I did not anticipate a large turn out. To my surprise, there were just as many people, if not more than there were last year. Nobody cared that it was raining, and that it was unusually cold for the middle of May. People just wanted to walk for the cause that they believed in and a cause that they were willing to fight for. Everyone had different reasons for walking, but everyone was walking together. Every time I did not feel like walking or wanted to get out of the rain, someone was standing by the road motivating the walkers and telling us how great we were doing. Even though the weather was not ideal, everyone at the AIDS walk wanted to walk and were not going to let any amount of rain stop them. People were doing it for something bigger than themselves, which is why it brought them all together.