I'm beyond excited to get back at it, fundraising for the Los Angeles LGBT Center and training for the epic 545-mile bike ride along the California Coast to raise awareness for the Center's services.
I've always been a big fan of the Center. It's been offering essential and invaluable services to the entire community for decades now. The last two years, though, have been especially tough on this wonderful organization due to the cancelation of the ride and the diminished funding that ensued due to COVID.
This year, with your help, we're going to change that. Together, we will be raising $10K to support the Center's services. From housing, health and legal services to employment, leadership and domestic violence assistance, the Center has something to offer everyone in our community across all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations.
The money raised will help vulnerable, homeless kids have shelter and get them on their feet. It will ensure that seniors, who oftentimes find themselves alone in their twilight years, have the dignified housing and services they deserve. It will get people access to critical medications they can't afford on their own.
This fundraising effort will ensure good quality of life for people just like you and me that need a little (and sometimes a lot) of help.
Please join me in supporting the Center by pledging your support to help sustain its important services. My goal is to raise $10K! It's a big goal and I'm counting on your support to reach it.
Ismail Elshareef. Rider #1069