I'm Riding to End AIDS
From June 4 - June 9, 2017, I'm bicycling in AIDS/LifeCycle. It's a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. I am riding in honor and memory of my brother Al Sarro. Al lost his courageous battle to this disease May 1, 1990. Having been a 17 year age gap between us.... my brother and I were never really close..... It wasn't till I moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and Al followed shortly after that we became best friends. On the way to his memorial I was feeling very sad and all of a sudden in the clear sky in my rearview mirror was a rainbow... at that moment I knew my big brother was with meand would always watch over me. I remember how the stigma surrounding AIDS back then was very evident in society... The lack of education and awareness was so upsetting. When I was in public with my brother, it would break my heart to see the stares and looks of fright and disgust from strangers. Seeing him frail and wasting away was hard on our family. As a community we have come along way in reasearch and education, but we can never do enough nor shall we stop... My fundraising efforts are for much needed services such as, medical, education, research, drugs, housing and food, which federal budget cuts have made it difficultfor some to attain. Please give from the bottom of your hearts any amount will make a huge difference.
May God Bless You and Yours!
Of Love & Service,
Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.