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Raising AIDS awareness mile by mile

(ran PC edition)

In April 1994, Eugene Bigay, a divorced father of three, embarked on a quest to increase AIDS awareness. He has completed 1,500 miles and plans to skate about 13,000 miles across North America, which would break the current record for endurance skating. "I started back in the 1990s because everyone kept saying the heterosexual population wasn't doing their part to help fight AIDS," he said. "I had dreams of a lot of people dying. I am not an overly religious person, but I believe that God put me here for this reason." Bigay pushes a shopping cart that displays a banner about AIDS awareness. The cart also carries maps and the two or more gallons of water he needs to drink to keep hydrated daily. He is a non-profit organization and all the donations he receives will be used for the continuation of the skate and remainder will be turned over to an organization helping AIDS patients. Inquiries about Bigay and his quest may be sent in care of his mother, Mrs. Denise Stevens, 152 Wood St., Doylestown, PA 18901. Bigay doesn't have a support driver and must hitchhike back to his truck after each day of skating. He usually hooks up with a church or a Wal-Mart store along the way where he can sleep overnight.

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