Thank you for joining me in this cause!
A 545-mile car drive can seem like a daunting drive that requires at least a couple of days of planning, as is the case with any vacation or work event that requires such a long drive. While in a car this would require a place to rest, car-friendly snacks (suggested snack: solely fruit jerky), and an invoking podcast that would stir the imagination for the eight-hour drive (suggested audiobook: Trevor Noah - Born a crime); however, I will be attempting this for a cause by riding a bike!
From June 2nd to June 8th, 2020, I, along with 3,000 Cyclists, will be participating in the yearly AIDS/LifeCycle ride. This 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles will not only push my endurance and drive, but will also push my ability to fundraise for life-saving services offered from the Los Angeles LGBT Center (the largest provider of LGBT services in the world). With your support, you will directly be helping others to eradicate AIDS, provide homeless services to at-risk youth, provide health services, and psychological services to all individuals depending on these services.
Your support for this cause would mean the world to me and especially others who require medical and psychological services such as is provided with my fundraiser.
In my crazy chaotic life volunteering for three different non-profit programs (bicycle kitchen is the #1), studying 2 majors and one minor in college, working many side jobs to support myself and training for this ride, I still make time to plan events such as food sales, fundraising yard sales, and raffles to raise money. The concept of project/event planning is the cause of many grey hairs amongst adults, me being one of them, and while the chaotic rush of project planning is intense, I do find a discipline amongst it.
Yet, as the prized economic theory of the Pareto principle suggests (80 percent of your rewards come from 20 percent of the main efforts), my 20 percent is from individual donations from individuals like yourself. So donors like you are the real lifesavers in this endeavor. Your personal, individual help, is the reason my wheels hit the floor. You help me with every mile I ride and I sincerely thank you.