Family and Friends,
I'm excited to continue my journey in supporting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's life-saving services and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
HIV/AIDS remains an urgent public health crisis in the United States as well as globally. While many advances have been made, there is still not a cure. I work for Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company that is a leader in HIV/AIDs treatment development. Gilead does not only provide HIV preventative medications but is also dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS and continues to work towards developing a cure.
My brother-in-law lost his life to HIV, and I never got a chance to meet him. If he had access to the treatments that exist today, not only would I have been able to meet him, but my children would have known their uncle.
Let's make sure others can get access to treatments and services they need so they can be around for their family.
By supporting me in my fundraising, you are also supporting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation who is working to ensure those infected with HIV/AIDS receive the treatment, services, and support they need to live a long full life creating great memories with their loved ones.
Shane R. Hare