We are extremely grateful for the wonderful people who have taken an interest in the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. We have highlighted a few testimonials that have been collected from various individuals and prominent figures. Please feel free to contribute or submit any additional comments directly here: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“Yours is a beautiful
message of Hope.”

Dr. Bruce Dezube,
Harvard Medical School

Prize-Winning Letter Published in “The Standard;” Nairobi, Kenya

“‘When life hands you a lemon,’ so the dictum goes,‘make lemonade out of it.’ This line of wisdom clicked in my mind immediately I started reading the article NYC Marathoner Runs for Kenya, by Betty Kemunto in New York. It is a case of juggling with one’s pride, altruism and a display of exceptional character which is hard to come by today. Yet, the couple has decided to take the bull by the horns and try to make some good out of a bad situation. However, one question begs an answer: will their efforts of creating awareness bear any fruits?

Awareness of the disease has been drummed into mankind’s head but still there is minimal behavior change. It’s like AIDS has already lost its scare value. Thus, our red light streets are still as vibrant as ever, irresponsible sex – even with minors, continue to dominate; incest, fornication... the list is long. But a prophet is coming. It is said that a prophet is not recognized in his homeland. Richard Brodsky (read AIDS prophet) is flying from his homeland for a purpose – to continue with the awareness that is slowly sliding to oblivion. Are we going to heed his call or despise his noble efforts?”

-Michael Nyagah Mainge, Nakuru, Kenya

Political Leaders Who Have Expressed Support for the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation

President Barack Obama: “AIDS is the worst public health crisis in human history, and finding a cure is a priority of mine. But government cannot fight AIDS alone. People like you are invaluable working at the grassroots to show the human face and spirit that I believe will ultimately defeat AIDS. I wish you all the best for a successful race.”

President Bill Clinton: “The HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of the most urgent problems of our time and it needs the voices, energy, and involvement of people like you.”

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray: “Our township salutes you and we offer our hearts, minds and hands to assist in all of your noble endeavors.”

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy: “The Foundation’s determination and altruism has made a positive and lasting impact on so many lives in an effort to make their hopes a reality.”

Former United Nations Special Envoy to HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen H. Lewis: “I wish you every triumphant success. There can be no objective on this planet more worthy than to overcome the pandemic of HIV/AIDS.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu /Lavonia Brown, Personal Assistant: “Archbishop Desmond Tutu is delighted to hear of the 2004 AIDS Africa Marathon. He sends his warm wishes for the success of this exciting and challenging event.”

United States Senator Ted Kennedy:
“I wish you all the best in your continuing battle against HIV/AIDS and I commend you for all you’re doing to raise money for a cure.”

Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford: “I am in awe of your dedication and hard work and I stand with the many who pledge to continue their support of the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. Continue to let your light shine!”

Excerpts from Supporters the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation

“I pray God’s richest blessings upon you as you continue to make a difference in the lives of others. You have certainly made a difference in mine.”
-Reverend Wanda Meyers, Living Hope Fellowship of Massapequa

“I ran in the 5K today with my son at Cedar Creek Park. It was tremendous! From Richard Brodsky, HIV-positive and a brain cancer survivor, with his wife at his side — who could be a better inspiration for us. The response to the 5K was great, the support and encouragement unmatched. We finished the 5K and left flying high on encouragement and hope. I know my battle with cancer will be won knowing the love and support that is out there. Thank you to the Brodskys!”
-Nancy Werner



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