I am writing to you all again, one ALC ride under my belt, asking you all to give another time. All of the funds that you donate go to provide expensive life saving services to those that cannot otherwise afford it. Your donations are bringing a peace of mind to many many human beings. When I ride the 545 miles, I think about each and every dollar you helped me raise. I ride among some of the people impacted by your generosity. The cyclists, the volunteers, the towns. Yes, the towns. We ride through some towns that benefit greatly from the ride. The town of Bradley holds a lunch fundraiser that helps fund educational programs for all the kids in that small town. The town of Lompac welcomes us with open arms and their mayor comes and wishes us well at camp dinner. There are countless men and women along the road thanking us for riding, thanking us for raising the money for much needed services. Each time I thank them for cheering us on, I thank all my donors for putting me out there.
It is because of all of this, that on May 31-June 6, I will be joining over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists by participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We are all doing this to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Special shout out to my parents. As I roll away on Day 1, they will be celebrating 47 wonderful years together. Well, perhaps only the 45 with me were wonderful. haha.
Drumroll Please.... Now for the ask...
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. Many of you will support me in a variety of ways over the course of the next year; today I am asking for some financial support.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today? No donation is too small (or too big, if I am being honest...insert laugh here)...