AIDS/LifeCycle 2020 will mark my return after a year off due to nursing school. I am estatic to get back into the love bubble! So, here I am, back to help raise funds for this amazing cause; forging ahead will only further bring continued awareness for those living with HIV and AIDS. It is our collective efforts--as cyclists, roadies, members of the community--to help raise money so that we can bring every individual affected by this disease a life filled with opporutnity and health care resources to continue living a fulfilling life. I have helped raised over 15,000 dollars for AIDS/Lifecycle since riding the first time in 2015 and hoping to make it over 20,000 this year.
The fight to end HIV/AIDS remains as crucual today as it was when our brothers and sisters were first affected. HIV/AIDS impacts each of us, even if you do not see it directly, which is why I ride to bring awareness and pool together resources for our community. For those unfamiliar with the ride, we cycle for seven days beginning in San Francisco and ending in Los Angeles. We ride the beautiful Golden State, starting on the the best coast, through the Central Valley, over the rolling California hills; all while passing through small towns with amazing individuals welcoming and supporting us.
Here are the deatils for this amazing ride (not race!):
- For each donation, 100 Percent of the proceeds go directly to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Los Angeles LGBT Center.
- Each cyclist raises a required $3,000 minimum to ride, which funds for critical programs to end HIV transmission and raises awareness
- I have set a personal goal of raising at least 5,000$ and every donation -- however big or small -- always helps
I know this ride will be a complete challenge; physically, emotionally and monetarily. The excitement of being on the road with friends for a great cause is an amazing way to experience community and the amazing State of California. Most importantly, that this ride is a great way to support an organization that helps stem the spread of a disease until a cure can be found. Education, prevention and treatment are at the foundation of ending this.
Thank you for your support and I look forward to sharing this experience with you all!
To see how your donation dollars work, take a look here: https://www.aidslifecycle.org/why-we-ride/the-beneficiaries