Growing up in during the 1980s, I vividly recall the fear-mongering, disinformation, and inaction by the US Government with regards to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Since this time, we, the world, have made (largely uneven) advancements towards supporting individuals living with HIV, and we have seen a large reduction in AIDS-related deaths. Nevertheless, it cannot be stressed enough: we still have so much more work to do in order to enhance, improve, support, and care for the lives of our loved ones, while simultaneously honoring and remembering the lives of generations lost.
Today, I see myself in a privileged position. Therefore, I'm dedicating the upcoming months to training, fundraising, and educating as an AIDS/Lifecycle 2020 participant.
I am committed to honoring and celebrating the memories of individuals who are not with us today.
I am committed to increasing visibility to the current concerns of the living, and to contribute to a worldwide-community commitment to HIV/AIDS awareness.
And I ask for you to join me in this journey.
Your contribution, of any monetary (or non-monetary value) is greatly appreciated.
From May 31st to June 6th, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This year, I’ll be one of them!
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them, and your support means the world to me.