Chiltern Mountain Club Hike for Life- To Fight AIDS

Title

Chiltern Mountain Club Hike for Life- To Fight AIDS

Date

1983-09-25

Description

The Chiltern Mountain Club, New England's oldest LGBT outing club, was founded in 1978 by Sturgis Haskins. This photograph shows group a of men walking in the Blue Hills, during the Chiltern Mountain Club's first annual Hike for Life- To Fight Aids. 90 hikers raised nearly $10,000 for the AIDS Action Committee during the walk. Checkpoints at the 1/3 and 2/3 marks assured that the walkers completed the entire route. The event was repeated, with increasing success, in 1984 and 1985. In 1986 the hike was discontinued, and the Club encouraged members to instead participate in the AIDS Action Committee's first Boston-area pledge walk, now known as From All Walks of Life.

Creator

Keith Labasbas

Subject

Chiltern Mountain Club

Publisher

The History Project, Inc.

Rights

Please credit Keith Labasbas. Email info@historyproject.org for additional information about rights, reproductions, etc.

Identifier

GCN.ORG.00196

Original Format

black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7" horizontal

Citation

Keith Labasbas, “Chiltern Mountain Club Hike for Life- To Fight AIDS,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed September 22, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/12.

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