I'M RIDING TO END AIDS
The funds I raise will enable the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation help those impacted by HIV get the treatment and care they need and provide targeted prevention efforts for high risk populations. From June 12-June 16, 2021 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 ask for your support because:
* I am riding in memory of people who lost to their battle to this terrible disease, to many friends to count.
* I am riding in honor of the new and old friends who live with HIV and AIDS and fight that battle every day.
* I am riding in celebration of my 57th birthday!
* I am riding so the next generation doesnt have to live through the loss I have endured.
* MOST importantly I am riding to make a difference and by helping me you are all making a difference.
I'm able to ride. I'm able to help. Here I am doing my part. I'm asking you to help and sponsor me. Some of you are my close friends or family and some I have never met in person. It takes ALL of you to help me reach my fundraising goal so please be as generous as you can and remember that it's tax-deductible and your company might match funds.
No donation is too small or too large -- together we will make a difference.
Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. Just click the links below to my ALC Participant Page and make your tax-deductible charitable contribution. We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the pastHelp me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can, in any way possible ($5.00, $50.00 or $500.00). Throughout the years my fundraising has been so humbling for me, the donations I received surpassed each goal I set for myself year after year. The kindness of each donor shows me the good that is still in everyone. By starting now, I know with your help, I will far exceed this years goal. We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past. This disease knows no boundaries of race, age, gender or sexual orientation.
Thank you for your donation today and I truly hope to see you at the finish line when we ride into LA (talk about the perfect ending, seeing your smiling faces as I ride across that finish line would be so amazing.)
My Personal Web Log
Ride update #1
Well training season is upon us, I rode my first official training ride of the year. It was a short but interesting 28 mile ride. Everything was going along pretty good till about mile 15, then without warning the bike trail ended and turned into a muddy stretch of road. No signs or barriers indicating the trail would end. So 30 of us thought its only 100 yards or so to the other side lets walk through the mud and continue you on. Let me tell you that was a bad decision, mud caked our cleats and tires. Also the trail did not continue after all of that distance. We had to finally crawl under a fence to get to an neighborhood access road so we finally continue on. This couldn't happen until we found sticks etc to get all of the mud out of cleats. The rest of the ride was pretty uneventful compared to this but it just goes to prove that I will go through almost anything to train for this awesome journey but without you I wouldn't have the strength to continue on this journey that we have come so far on together but still have so much further to go. .
I cannot thank you enough for all you give me.
by Jason Braga on Sun, Jan 12, 2020 @ 7:51 PM