ALC 2019 was life changing for me and the money we raised was life changing, extending, and saving for thousands of people across the state of California. Personally, I learned a lot about my abilities and limits, respect for others, and a humbleness with what I have been privileged to experience in my life. The week of riding, community, and love changed the way I looked at myself, my friends, my community, and those struggling with HIV/AIDS, homelessness, addiction, and persecution for being LGBTQA+.
I realize that you have many options of where to spend your charitable giving. Respectfully, I ask that you support me in raising at least $10,000 to support the San Francisco and Los Angeles HIV/AIDS Centers. The work they do is beyond description - it is literraly saving lives.
We have a lot to work on in this country - but we have a real chance of achieving Project Zero - no new infections and no deaths from HIV/AIDS in the next few years. We can save lives and demonstrate how to end this epidemic worldwide. Please help me helping everyone that needs our focus, love, support, understanding, and financial help.
It would be EXCELLENT if you could donate anything to the cause - $20, $200, or $2,000+And remember that corporate MATCH!
Your donation will help towards the commitment I have made as a participant of the 7-day long 545-mile ride, to personally raise at least $10,000 to support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in its mission to prevent new HIV infections and promote the health of all people.
Please join this Rhino in this important endeavor!
Jonathan Saylors (aka Rhino Riding)
SF AIDS Foundation: Tax ID # 94-2927405
To put it in real terms, this is what your donation can do...
$2,500 helps 4 HIV+ people receive safe and stable housing for one month.
$1,000 provides 2 educational forums for 150 HIV+ attendees to learn how to live longer.
$500 helps 15 people receive medical benefits counseling to obtain prescriptions.
$250 purchases Rapid HIV Antibody tests for 10 people.
$175 provides case management for 15 HIV+ clients who are homeless or at-risk to be.
$150 secures 1,000 clean needles to prevent the spread of HIV among IV drug users.
$100 covers travel for an advocacy coordinator to attend the appointments of 25 clients.
$50 buys 715 condoms for distribution and prevention of the spread of HIV.
$25 supports a benefits counselor to assist 1 person in navigating the private and public systems, including Medi-Cal, Medicare, CARE/HIPP, SSDI, and Social Security.
Every $ counts for the people who rely on these services to survive and every $ brings me one step closer to hitting my goal...
June 2nd - June 8th, 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.