I’m so excited (and anxious) to share that I’ll be participating in the 2022 AIDS/LifeCycle this June! After much anticipation for the 2020 event and your generous support of what would have been my first ride, I am thrilled that this year is back!
Since the first ride in 1993, ALC has generated more than $200 Million to raise awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic, to honor those who have passed from AIDS-related causes and to fund the work of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. These organizations provide free medical care, STD testing & prevention services, stable housing, counseling and more. Further, they fight daily to end the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS.
During the 7 days I’ll spend riding 545 miles from San Francisco to L.A., nearly 29,000 people worldwide will become infected with HIV. 80% of them will be gay men. One week. Despite the incredible strides that have been made since the first diagnosis in 1981, worldwide there were still over 38 million people living with HIV in 2020. And, the epidemic continues to disproportionately affect those in marginalized communities.
I am training hard and have set a personal goal to raise $5000 towards our 'Desert Roadrunners' goal of $200,000. With your help we'll crush this goal and get one step closer to Ending AIDS and the hurtful stigma that surrounds it.