"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill
Yes I'm fighting to End AIDS I don't plan to stop anytime soon. :)
From May 31st - June 6th, I'm participating again in AIDS/LifeCycle. It's a 7-day, ~545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. It marks my 13th year participating.
We all ride for many reasons but this year I ride to end stigma. The stigma against those with HIV/AIDS and how they are perceived by the community. THEY are not dirty, THEY connot infect you with everyday contact, and THEY are not lower citizens. I ride to end the stigma brought to communities the world over. (credit to Joe Leppert)
REASONS WHY "WE" DO THIS:
Tonight, someone out there is dying.
Tonight, someone out there found out they're positive.
Tonight, someone out there is thinking of suicide.
Tonight, someone out there hates.
Tonight, someone out there's been kicked out of their home and family.
Tonight, someone's T cells are dropping below critical.
Tonight, someone's vomiting and cramped with non stop diarreah because of med cocktails.
Tonight, someone out there is feeling hopeless
That's why we ride.
REMEMBER: You can set up automatic monthly installments via credit card. This way you can make a larger donation - AND - still pay your monthly bills. It no longer has to be one or the other. Cool, huh?
THANK YOU to all that have sponsored me in the past, I could not do it without you.