The Short Pitch: Please donate, there is a monthly payment option if you can't give a lot up front right now. EVERY donation makes a difference. $5 or $5,000. See THIS PAGE: https://www.aidslifecycle.org/why-we-ride/the-beneficiaries/ to learn how your dollars will be used.
The Mansplaining Pitch:
As a former staff member at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in the clinic, a cyclist on AIDS/LifeCycle for two years, and then Cyclist Representative at AIDS/LifeCycle for three rides, I have seen the incredible power of AIDS/LifeCycle. Not only does this ride raise the funding necessary to keep the doors of The Center open to all who enter, but it provides a venue for human growth.
AIDS/LifeCycle allowed my mother to better understand me as a queer person.
AIDS/LifeCycle introduced me to some of the kindest and most generous humans on this planet.
AIDS/LifeCycle brings together people from all walks of life in a common fight to End AIDS.
AIDS/LifeCycle serves to expand the awareness and inclusion of each community through which it passes.
AIDS/LifeCycle reminds me of those who I have lost to AIDS over the years.
AIDS/LifeCycle is a tribute to the folks who have fought for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
AIDS/LifeCycle is a safe space unlike any that can be experienced outside of those 7 days.
AIDS/LifeCycle provides vital services to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.
AIDS/LifeCycle is truly the most powerful vector of change that I know in the efforts to bring an end to the transmission of HIV and to educate future generations about the power of activism, community, integrity, persistence and commitment.
I am proud to be riding AIDS/LifeCycle 2019.
I have personally invested my own money, and will spend the next 10 months training to ride my bike for 7 days to raise awareness and funding for the Los Angeles LGBT Center as it continues to expand its services to a larger and large community.
Please consider a donation to my ride.
$1,000 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
$1,000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis
$250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients
$180 provides HIV prevention counseling sessions to 20 teenagers
$150 provides comprehensive HIV/STD testing to 1 client