As we all face the anxiety and uncertainty currently around us every day, I wanted to send a grateful thank you to everyone that has supported my giving efforts for donations over the last year in my ongoing commitment toward raising funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS essential services. THANK YOU!
Unfortunately, as with so many great events and causes, AIDS/LifeCycle has also been canceled for 2021 to protect vulnerable communities, and our Riders/Roadies during this ongoing pandemic.
After my cycling accident last December, and five+ months recovery, I'm excited to return to riding, albeit slower and shorter rides. lol. However, I remain dedicated, united, and resolute, in my commitment to supporting much-needed healthcare, food insecurity, housing, and testing services for the many clients living with and aging with HIV and related comorbidities (heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, etc.).
And, as an individual honoring my 28 years of living and aging with an HIV immune-suppressed system, the Coronavirus pandemic hits me very close to home.
I know a lot of you at this time cannot contribute financially, our individual needs take precedence, but for those who are still able, please help me in supporting the Los Angeles LGBT Center by donating via my TogetherRide 2021 link. They accept donations of any size, and monthly recurring gifts are easy to arrange, and matching gifts are also awesome! Every dollar will go toward keeping essential services available to so many in need during this pandemic. Medical, Food, and Housing are the top essential service needs.
The Journey and Story Ahead
2021 will indeed be a year to challenge us to our core and to reflect upon for all of us, and we’ll each have our own unique story to tell. We should honor the courage, fortitude, resiliency, and compassion of our healthcare professionals, support staff, and front line clerks who have sacrificed dearly for the betterment of others. What we have endured personally and together will live with us forever, and we will all hopefully grow from it, and apply these learnings to our shared futures together. To that end, I will continue to fight and support others.
Your support would mean so much, so if you can donate, PLEASE DO.
In love, gratitude, and health,