Hello again lovely humans!
I would be remiss if I did not start this message with a note sincere gratitude for the encouragement and donations received for the 2020 AIDS Lifecycle.
Although the 2020 ride had to be cancelled due to the COVID19 Pandemic, riders, roadies and staff came together and raised over 8 million dollars. These donations were put to work immediately to provide critical health and human services provided by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
I was registered for the ride in June 2021, however that ride has also been cancelled due to the realities of COVID19.
I will continue to ride and track my miles as we embark on a new vision for AIDSLifecycle called TogetherRide!!
The goal is to ride 1,200,000 miles in the next eight months as a community of riders Each participant will set their own distance and fund raising goals and set out to meet that commitment
Even with the cancellation of the 2020 & 2021 rides, I pledge to keep up with my riding and I am dedicated to completing a total distance of 3,000 miles. as part of TogetherRide! I’ll be looking for your continued encouragement and support along the way.
Every dollar counts now more than ever and every conversation that leads to education makes a difference.
The reason I why ride remains the same. I was around in the 1980s when HIV/AIDS became a reality. I watched friends from the LGBT+ community literally disappear into hiding, some never to be seen again. This was before the days of cell phones, email and text messages. When someone didn't show up at a social gathering or was absent from the hallways at work, that's when we learned that friends, colleagues, familiar faces were sick or had passed.
There have been too many bright, beautiful, intelligent, creative, loving, caring, gifted and amazing people who have lost their lives. Please, let's work together and end HIV/AIDS in my lifetime.
Do this for future generations, for those who are fighting for their health and also to honor those who are no longer with us.
Please click the link, and donate today.