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This is going to be my first ever AIDS Lifecycle ride! Please help me with raising money to help combat stigma around HIV and AIDS!
From June 2nd - 8th 2019, I will be making a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to LA to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation & The Los Angeles LGBT Center. I'm scared and nervous as I've never attempted anything longer than a 10-mile bike ride. However, those thoughts are outweighed by excitement and pride to be able to support a cause that I believe in so strongly
In the US alone there are over a million people living with an HIV+ status and many still contracting the disease without even knowing it. One way we can help is through educating people on safe sex practices and encouraging people to get tested regularly and knowing their status!
A $25 DONATION provides a Rapid HIV Antibody test at Magnet (a free community clinic located in the heart of San Francisco's Castro's district)! Tragically over 75% of the HIV+ people in the US are living at or below the poverty line making access to life-saving medication near impossible.
A $125 DONATION can provide all the resources for one patient visit to Magnet. Another constant struggle for those affected is the horrible stigma that surrounds the disease and that we as a society perpetuate. Let's spread facts, not fear!
A $500 DONATION will provide medical benefit counseling for 15 people which will allow them to obtain perscription drug assistance.
A $625 DONATION can provie a safe and stable housing situation for one HIV+ person for an entire month thanks to a partnership between the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.