This year, for the first time, I'll be a roadie for the Aids Lifecycle, a 545 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT center. For the past several years, I've seen my wife Jan and many friends and teammates do the AIDS Lifecycle ride and have been inspired by their example to do something positive for the AIDS community. For the last two years, I've been a rider myself.
I have several connections with this particular event that resonate. I've been an avid cyclist for many years, mostly as a racer on the road, in the velodrome, and in cyclocross. I'm a research scientist who has spent my entire career developing drugs to treat human illnesses of all kinds. Finally, I'm a long time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, which welcomes and embraces a diversity of humanity that I treasure, including many friends from the LGBT and kink community which has been so impacted by this disease. This ride is an opportunity for me to give back to my local community.
With your help, we can do something that changes people's lives. Last year, AIDS Lifecycle raised over $16 million for the SF AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
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Any amount will help no matter how small you think it is! It ALL adds up!
DID YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DIVIDE YOUR PAYMENT UP OVER 2 - 10 MONTHS. $10 a month= $100, $50 a month= $500, $100 a month=$1000 (and, we get credit for the full amount right away).
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Following Jan's example, I am donating the first $1000.00, which covers the administrative costs of the ride per rider so that 100% of YOUR donation will go to services. Together we can do amazing things.
With loving kindness and gratitude.
Rider #8323 for AIDS LIFECYCLE 2020
Menlo Park, CA
Third time AIDS LIFECYCLE PARTICIPANT