Thank you for joining me in this cause.
So this is it: 2019 is the year I will ride over 500 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles over 7 days to raise funds for for the life-saving services offered by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center!
Some of you may remember that in 2017, I had signed up for this crazy challenge but during a training ride, I was hit by a car and injured my back (sehr dramatisch). That meant no riding for a while and no ALC in 2017.
Then, in 2018, I couldn't make it due to work commitments: I scheduled my biggest audit of the year the week of the ride *insert face palm emoji here*.
So 2019 is the year I actually do the ride, waking up at 4.30am every day and sleeping in a tent for 7 nights in a row (yeah... not looking forward to that).
The services the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center provide as a result of this event [check out what your money buys below!] mean the world to those who receive them. And your support means the world to me (and my tired little legs).
Will you support me and donate now?**
**I've donated 1K to my fundraiser, to cover my cost of participation in the ride so any donation you make will go 100% to the cause. Donations are tax deductible for US residents and can be matched by your employer if they have a gift-matching program. If you don't care about the tax deducitble bit, please consider a cash donation instead that will be doubled by an employer gift-matching program.
What your donation does:
- $10,000 helps provide counseling services for more than 250 clients.
- $5,000 helps keep the HIV testing RV rolling for one year.
- $2,500 helps four HIV-positive people receive stable housing for one month.
- $1,000 helps provide two Community Education Forums where 150 men can learn more about HIV.
- $250 helps provide ten rapid HIV antibody tests at a testing site.
- $175 helps provide case management for 15 HIV-positive clients who are homeless.
- $150 helps provide 1,000 syringes through the street-based Syringe Access Services.
- $100 helps provide the travel cost for a Treatment Advocacy Coordinator to attend the medical appointments of 25 clients, provide moral support, and help clients advocate for themselves.
- $25 helps a financial benefits counselor assist one person in navigating the private and public benefirst systems.
- $10 helps provide 143 condoms to the SFAF and LA LGBT Center's service sites.