For an impenetrable shield, stand inside yourself.
If for just a breath - maybe this one - you'd practice slowing and stopping, you could perhaps sense some part of yourself that is distinctly you. When we are tuned in to our self in this way, we are protected no matter the state of affairs in our external environment or even inside our own body. And when we feel safe and protected as ourselves, really amazing things start flowing. This fundraising page is a result of just that. When I stand inside myself, I feel a call to serve my community. There are so many of our brothers and sisters that need us to take action! Here's how this goes--
Between May 31 and June 6, I will be joining in on the fight against AIDS. Together with 3000+ other cyclists and "roadies," I will participate in a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles with the deliberate goal of raising serious funds to support the remarkable services offered by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. I am so grateful to have the time, money, and resources to pay forward. Are you able to share some of your resources for this incredible cause? Sharing the word about the event or passing along my donation link to a friend counts!
Why ride ALC again in 2020? I'm riding to lift myself up. I have experienced the way the ALC community comes together to make sure every rider crosses the finish line. The powerful, kind individuals that are involved in this event are a wellspring of inspiration in my daily life. I'm riding to lift others up. HIV/AIDS affects all of us every single day. Whether you lean straight or gay, use protection or hate to wrap it; take PrEP daily or need to be educated on why you should, HIV/AIDS is our actual reality. If even one person gets tested because they see my posts or even one person gets services because of the money I raise, then it's worth it! Will you donate to my fundraising so I can meet my $3,000 minimum to participate in AIDS LifeCycle 2020?