AIDS LifeCycle has gone virtual due to COVID, so Ruby and I are doing our miles virtually this year. My goal is to log 1090 miles (545 for ALC 2020 and 2021) by June 30th, 2021.
You may be asking yourself: "Who is Ruby?" I signed up for the ride in 2018 not having a bike of my own, then at an AIDS LifeCycle event, I won the top prize of the raffle-a 2018 Cannondale Synapse Apex 1 SE. Not only would I not have had the means to buy such a nice bike on my own, but she is a sparkly AIDS ribbon red-how much more meant to be
This year I have signed up again as a Co-Captain of Team Bank of America/Merrill Lynch so I can help support and recruit participants for this amazing journey of TogetheRide 2021!
As an ally, it means everything to me to be a physical representation of the love and respect I have for anyone that is impacted by HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight to find a cure and remove the stigma of diagnosis. As an employee of Bank of America, riding as part of Team Bank of America/Merrill Lynch allows me to exhibit the continued support the firm has to the LGBTQ+ community and organizations like the Los Angeles LGBT Center that provide critical services and support to their clients.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center and it's more than 550 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, and Leadership and Advocacy. They are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them, and your support means the world to me.
We're working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support Ruby and me by making a donation today?