First of all, I want to take this time to Thank You for your generous donations and supporting my participation in ALC over the last four years. It just seems like yesterday when I started to train for my first AIDS Lifecycle with Team Walmart. It was exciting, scary and emotional to say the least, but I have loved every moment of it from the training, the long hot and cold days on the ride, to injuries on the ride and best of all meeting an amazing group of friends. With that said, it will be my fifth year in June to take the 545 trek down to LA on my bike (boss hog). As a milestone year (5 years) for me I plan to hang up my bike for a bit and get back into running with the goal to run a marathon in the near future. Every step of the way I have had friends, family, co-workers and complete strangers support me by opening their hearts and donating to this great cause.
For those that do not know what this journey entails. During the week of June 2 - June 8, 2019, thousands of Cyclists and volunteer Roadies will come together to cycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles over a 7-day period, 545 miles (route detailed below) to help raise funds and awareness to find a cure and hopefully eradicate this terrible disease in our lifetimes. Last year from the generosity of my amazing friends, family and co-workers like you I raised over $10,000 in donations. This year, I have a hefty goal to raise another $10,000 in donations.
I am excited to represent Team Walmart on this amazing journey again!! If you can only donate a few dollars it would mean a lot to us!! With that said, please join us by showing your support and making a donation today in my name.
We're working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today. THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME IN THIS CAUSE!
MATCHING GIFTS REMINDER: Many companies offer matching gifts for your donation! Please use Federal Tax ID 94-2927405 (SF AIDS Foundation) for matching gifts and designate "AIDS/LifeCycle - Fernando Martinez #3530." Please feel free to reach out to me for any other information you may need. In addition, all gifts are tax-deductible. All donors will receive a letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes.