AIDS LifeCycle 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled due to the Pandemic (sad but necessary, safety first - always). However, this does not mean we don't ride or that we don't fundraise – in fact, more than ever the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) and the Los Angeles LGBT Center need our support.
So this year, adapting to this new masked and socially distanced reality, the ALC community has pledge to ride 1.2 MILLION miles between October 2020 and June 2021 and raise funds for the SF AIDS Foundation and the LA LGBT Center. 1.2 million miles to honour to 1.2 million persons living with HIV in the USA.
I have committed to raise $1 per mile I ride between October 2020 and June 2021 and to ride at least 3,000 miles, whether it’s on my indoor trainer, commuting, or on long weekend rides.
- If you make a $200 donation, I will do a 200km ride by end of 2021!
- If you make a $1,000 donation, I will do a 200miles ride
by end of 2021!
The week of the ride (6-12 June), I will be riding some 600 miles in the Pacific North West. The Love Bubble won't be there to carry me but I know that no matter how challenging this ride is, it's worth every pedal stroke to support the life saving work of the SF AIDS Foundation.
I am also committing to run a half marathon (date TBD, a knee injury means I am not ready to kickass on Memorial Day). please make it worth the effort and donate generously!
No amount is too small, and certainly never too large [check out what your donation does below!].
Please support my cycling and running challenge by donating now!*
*Donations are tax deductible for US residents and can be matched by your employer if they have a gift-matching program. If you don't care about the tax-deductible bit, please consider a cash/venmo (@victeban) donation instead that will be doubled by an employer gift-matching program.
What your donation does:
- $10,000 helps provide counseling services for more than 250 clients.
- $5,000 helps keep the HIV testing RV rolling for one year.
- $2,500 helps four HIV-positive people receive stable housing for one month.
- $1,000 helps provide two Community Education Forums where 150 men can learn more about HIV.
- $250 helps provide ten rapid HIV antibody tests at a testing site.
- $175 helps provide case management for 15 HIV-positive clients who are homeless.
- $150 helps provide 1,000 syringes through the street-based Syringe Access Services.
- $100 helps provide the travel cost for a Treatment Advocacy Coordinator to attend the medical appointments of 25 clients, provide moral support, and help clients advocate for themselves.
- $25 helps a financial benefits counselor assist one person in navigating the private and public benefirst systems.
- $10 helps provide 143 condoms to the SFAF and LA LGBT Center's service sites.