Rita Fischer: Raising Cash for the Cause
After her son Jay came out, Rita Fischer and her husband quickly became community activists with PFLAG.
By Lauren Tuck, www.poz.com
In 1986, the Fischers raised funds in the first AIDS Walk New York. Today, the Brooklyn mom continues the walk—at age 86—and Rita’s Team is consistently a top fundraiser, bringing in more than half a million bucks in the battle against HIV/AIDS.
Even though your son is not HIV positive, you started doing the New York AIDS walk. What was it like when you began doing the event?