The start of my AIDS/Lifecycle journey began in 2017 when I decided to turn the worst moment of my life, the loss of my best friend Tansy Stowell, into a moment of giving and joy, something she would champion. Since then, I have completed two ALCs, fundraised over $17K, made many new friends in the ‘love bubble’, and ridden many countless miles in preparation for the 545 mile journey from SF to LA. This experience helped me make the decision to move to LA from NYC and now I’m back reaching out for your help once again.
This year I am working with my team to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Our goal of $43,500 will provide a year of health check-ups, tests and exams for 300 clients.
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s life and has also compounded the difficulty of access to these life-saving services for vulnerable communities.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Please consider supporting me and our team by donating today!
With love and gratitude,
Derek Blair Cooper