From May 31st to June 6th 2020, over 3,000 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 Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. This year, I'll be one of them!
I couldn't be more excited to have signed up for my first AIDS LifeCycle! Amongst many reasons to ride, I will be riding to help in the continual pursuit of building awareness of the AIDS/HIV epidemic outside of the LGBTQ community and to form more visible strength to support the LGBTQ community.
Though lots of progress has been made against HIV/AIDS over the years, the push for better treatments is far from over. The current HIV medications can attack the virus and keep the disease in check for several years but the side effects can be severe. These medications are difficult to take and sadly don't always work for everyone. Fortunately, some key advances in recent years have made treatments easier, safer, and more effective. Until a cure is discovered, doctors and researchers will continue to look for new and more effective ways to control the disease and save lives. 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.
So, I’m asking you to donate as generously as you possibly can (and to help spread the word about this cause). To the people who rely on these services to survive, every dollar counts, and every dollar brings me one step closer to hitting my goal. Thank you for making this personal goal a reality for me and for being the support that I need to cross the finish line on June 6th. Together, we will make a difference.
With love and gratitude,