What is ALC?
June 5th - June 11th, over 2,500 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 will be my 5th ALC!
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.
I found out on December 27th, 2012, that I had HIV seroconverted. This ride will mark my 10th year of living with HIV.
Ever since that day, I've vowed to do what I can to support people who live with this disease, continue to fight stigma, and do what I can to help find a cure.
How you can help?
Join the ride! Join as a roadie and cheer us on!
After the last four rides, you amazing heroes helped raise $76,166.38! Will you help round out the fifth year and my 10 year by donating?
Anything helps, $50 or $100! There is a payment plan option if that makes it easier.
Corporate Matching Gifts:
Many enterprises offer charity donation matching for your donation! Please use Federal Tax ID Tax ID# 95-3567895 (SF AIDS Foundation) for matching gifts and designate "LifeCycle - Harley Alaniz #3024." Please feel free to reach out to me for any other information you may need.
In addition, all gifts from US donors are tax-deductible. All donors will receive a letter/email of acknowledgement for tax purposes.
What your donation does:
$10,000 helps provide counseling services for more than 250 clients.
$5,000 helps keep the HIV testing RV rolling for one year.
$2,500 helps four HIV-positive people receive stable housing for one month.
$1,000 helps provide two Community Education Forums where 150 men can learn more about HIV.
$250 helps provide ten rapid HIV antibody tests at a testing site.
$175 helps provide case management for 15 HIV-positive clients who are homeless.
$150 helps provide 1,000 syringes through the street-based Syringe Access Services.
$100 helps provide the travel cost for a Treatment Advocacy Coordinator to attend the medical appointments of 25 clients, provide moral support, and help clients advocate for themselves.
$25 helps a financial benefits counselor assist one person in navigating the private and public benefits systems.
$10 helps provide 143 condoms to the SFAF and LA LGBT Center's service sites.
Every dollar counts!
To find out more about Team Germany, visit our team page here: https://actnow.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?team_id=21852&pg=team&fr_id=2381
To find out more about AIDS/LifeCycle, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eM8YCpEYDQ
To learn more about HIV/AIDS, check out the CDC's HIV statistics here: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/basics/ataglance.html