I started cycling in July 2019 to raise funds- and participate in AIDS Life Cycle. The actual ride was cancelled for 2020 & 2021 due to Covid-19, but things are back on track for June 2022.
I'm the co-captain of Trudging Buddies, a sober team of riders for ALC. For the 2022 ride, we are over 70 riders just in our team.
Dates: 5 - 11 June 2022 (7 days)
Distance: 545 miles/877 km
My fundraising goal: $6000
The fact that we're going through a global pandemic now has also shone a lot of light on the AIDS epidemic that started since the late 80's. There's still no cure or vaccine for HIV, but there are medicine options available at high costs. Lots of people require these meds to survive, or at best use PREP to protect themselves from contracting HIV.
All my fundraising goes to the Los Angeles LGBT Center where the funds are used to support the prevention, testing and treatment of people with HIV & AIDS.
I also volunteer at the LA LGBT Center's food pantry where I've learnt about all the services being offered by the center and how many people in the community are supported by them.
Thank you for reading this far & thank you for your support in my fundraising to reach my goal. Various people have donated in my previous years' fundraising. I thank you greatly for supporting another year of fundraising for the center.