From May 31st to June 6th, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This year, I’ll be one of them!
Why I Ride:
In June of 2019, I took up cycling as a means to gain back my physical and mental health, which had both suffered over a decade of debilitating knee injuries and failed fixes. Following a final successful surgery in November of 2018, I bought a road bike and serendipitously joined FUBAR, a cycling club that participates in AIDS/Lifecycle, on a training ride. Though I had little riding experience, they welcomed me with open arms and pushed me to push myself the whole way. I immediately felt like a part of the FUBAR family and needless to say, I have ridden with them practically every weekend since!
With FUBAR by my side, I have climbed literal and figurative mountains, becoming the strongest and healthiest version of myself yet - something I never would have thought possible just a year ago. By joining Team FUBAR for the AIDS/Lifecycle ride, I will continue to push myself to new heights, but more importantly, have the opportunity to give back the gifts of health, support and community to others who need it.
This is where I need your help!
I have pledged to raise $5,000 to support the fight to end AIDS via the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which provide numerous health services to diagnose, treat and assist at-risk individuals. In addition to the medical services they provide, these organizations also administer a series of social services and educational programs to support and celebrate the LA and San Francisco LGBT communities.
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!
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?