Welcome to my AIDS/LifeCycle TogetheRide 2021 page….
I am so excited to be participating in this ride for a second year and to be a part of TEAM JOY!!
The AIDS/LifeCycle, is a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. My family has participated in the ride for many years and in December 2019, I visited the Center in Los Angeles and was so impressed at how they provide for the community, the services they offer and how hard the organization fights for the LGBTQ issues.
In March, when COVID-19 hit I was teaching from home, social distancing and feeling alone. I was sad that so many things in life had been cancelled and I was missing people I loved. I was searching for things to make me feel connected to a larger community and a purpose. I usually don’t fundraise; I usually support others. I decided I needed to push myself and that in return would help a cause that would help others.
I amazed myself! I met my goal and raised $2,300. This year I am hoping to surpass that amount. I am on my bike again and hope you will support me in raising money for this important cause!