I'M A ROADIE COORDINATOR TO END AIDS
ALC 2019 will be my SIXTH year of participating in this life-changing event! The first 3 years I did the Ride I rode the 545 miles and now 2019 will be my third year participating as Staff on the event working with our Roadies and Volunteers. I am the Northern California Roadie Coordinator and I work during the Ride to support the many Roadies and volunteers that make this ride possible.
I love this cause and this community. And it's amazing to see what happens when you get a bunch of amazing people working for a common cause. We call it the Love Bubble and it's my hope that one day the whole world can be like that one magical week in June. A huge aspect of AIDS/Lifecycle is eliminating stigma against AIDS and HIV. So, make eye contact, let the world know you're a PERSON and they will pay attention.
Every year I have dedicated my ride in the memory of John Nichols. John lived a safe life and he had the unfortunate circumstance of contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion. My father was his caregiver for 3 years. I was around 7 years old when John passed away, this man, around the same age as my father, died too far before his time.
Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. I will keep riding, roadieing, and working until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.
My Personal Web Log
Wow! Here we are, it's finally 2019. This time of the year is my favorite because the calendar year finally reflects the "Ride" year and my brain is a little happier.
by Kate Hanus on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 12:34 PM
In the past few weeks I crossed my 2 year mark of working with AIDS/LifeCycle! It is crazy to think that coming up this February, I've been connected to this Ride for 5 years. I'm grateful to the friend who introduced me to the event because without him I wouldn't know half the people I do today and I definitely wouldn't be working here!
by Kate Hanus on Mon, Dec 03, 2018 @ 8:42 AM