My sixth AIDS / Lifecycle ride. Who knew in 2009 when I participated in my first Ride, I'd keep coming back. I took some time off but I was at it again in 2015. When I finished the 2016 ride, I thought I'd take at least one year off but the pull was just too strong. I had to take 2019 off because my beautiful daughter was graduating dental school during the week of the ride. I'm getting right back on in 2020!!
I'll be a co-captain of the Bank of America team with wonderful teammates. You'll know me as we ride with my Momma Bear license plate!
I was lucky enough to be featured in an article which can help you to understand what this ride means to me. At first, it was all about the challenge but now, it's much, much more.
The ride is 545 miles, from San Francisco to Los Angeles over 7 days. I do the ride for a lot of reasons:
To stay in shape
To be in the love bubble
But, the real reason I do this ride is in support of a cure for AIDS and help those with AIDS live a healthier lifestyle. Many live with this disease for years. It scares me for our kids, their kids and so on. I would like to see a world where the fear of AIDS is a thing of the past.
Fundraising is not my “thing” but I am doing this to try to gather as much support as I can for this cause. As I've done the last five times, I donated an amount that allows me to ride, an amount that I feel good about in support of a cure. That means that any amount you donate will not reduce my donation to meet the minimum, it will only increase the amount that will go to the cause.
As a team, we come together to support an important cause. I put aside my fundraising discomfort for a minute and ask, if you can support this cause, to please donate. Thank you.