My name is Joseph Bondi! I am in the fight to end AIDS.
I am participating in the AIDS life cycle as a Roadie (not yet ready to cycle).
From June 2-8, 2019, I'll be a Roadie in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The funds I raise go to the SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION and LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER to support their mission to end the HIV epidemic in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and eventually everywhere through education, advocacy, and direct services for HIV prevention and care.
Why am I getting involved with the AIDS life cycle:
- I have been involved with the fight against HIV/AIDS since the mid 1980's.
- Since the 1980's I have had the privileged of taking care of many during their last days of life.
- I was on the committee of the first AIDS agency in Stanislaus county.
- Since I have recovered so well from my stroke in 2013 I can now participate and contribute to AIDS life cycle (not ready to cycle - but Roadie).
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.
Every dollar counts!
To find out more about Team ALCaholics, visit our team page here: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/ALCaholics2017
To find out more about AIDS/LifeCycle, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxOLL7WxflY
To find out more about the San Francisco AIDS Foundation or the Los Angeles LGBT Center, check out their websites here: http://www.sfaf.org & http://www.lalgbtcenter.org
To learn more about HIV/AIDS, check out the CDC's HIV statistics here: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/basics/ataglance.html There are still 50K new infections in the US every year!