As a person living with HIV for the last 14 years, I am eternally grateful for the brave men and women who fought for their lives to push government, health care system and pharmaceuticals to advance HIV research and treatment. I am alive and healthy today because of their sacrifice. I am adamant to pay it forward by helping to end HIV transmission for future generations and to eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma. I am asking for your support in this endeavor.
On June 2-8, 2019, I will again bike 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the AIDS/Lifecycle to help raise money and increase HIV awareness. This will be my 7th ride. Thanks to generous supporters like yourself, i have raised over $35,000 in the last 6 rides.
I am proud to support the beneficial organizations, San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in their great work to help end HIV and normalize life for those living with the disease. San Francisco continues to lead the nation to have an all-time low numbers of new HIV cases and AIDS-related deaths compared to a previous year. This was largely due to increased HIV testing, successful treatment and effective promotion of safer sex practices including the use of the drug Truvada by HIV-negative individuals. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center continue to be at the forefront of this movement.
Despite recent successes, HIV still disproportionally affect people of color, young adults and the homeless. As a minority and public health professional, it is my duty to be visible with my HIV status to engage minorities in the discussion of this important topic and support efforts to combat homelessness.
Please JOIN ME in the fight against HIV & AIDS by participating in this ride or contributing a generous tax-deductible donation to help me reach my fundraising goal.
THANK YOU for helping me meet my goal and to support all who are impacted by this disease.
Hoa Su, ALC Participant #1432
Instructions for Requesting Matching Gift
1. Please contact your company's Human Resources Department for instructions if they offer matching gifts
2. Enter "Hoa Su, AIDS LifeCycle Participant #1432" in your request form under "Designation or Purpose"
3. Enter the benefiting organization as: AIDS LifeCycle, c/o San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 1035 Market Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation Federal Tax ID # is 94-2927405.
4. Please let me know the amount you are requesting and your company name so I can ensure that your matching gift is correctly documented towards my pledge.