Thank you for joining me in this cause! Fom 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 San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This year, I’ll be one of them!
I chose to join AIDS/Lifecycle as part of #TeamPwC to put my mind and body to the test in service of others. A donation of any size will help folks affected by AIDS to live fullfilling, active 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.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. I need to raise $3,000 to qualify for this race and have a stretch goal of $5,000. Will you support me by making a donation today?
My Personal Web Log
Going the extra (30) Miles
This weekend I hit the road again with the East Bay Wild Cats, and drafted my lovely friend Tracy Zhu to join me. While neither of us knew what we were getting into, I can tell you that I am now intimately familiar with the rolling hills of California having sped down a few and slowly peddled back up on the way back. Never did I ever imagine biking up a hill that was over a mile long, but now that I've conquered that milestone I'm prepared for what comes ahead. In total, I probably biked 40 miles including getting to and from East Bay.
For those of you looking to donate, I invite you to match the # of miles I am riding for one day of the ride:
Day 1: 82 miles
Day 2: 109 miles
Day 3: 63 miles
Day 4: 91 miles
Day 5: 43 miles (this will be hilliest part I presume)
Day 6: 88 miles
Day 7: 90 miles
In March, I'll go on my first 100 mile ride and test my ability to put mind over matter. Slowly but surely making my way there! Thanks for everyone who's contributed so far!!!
by Mia Di Stefano on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 7:49 PM
Women of AIDS/Lifecycle
Hey friends, supporters, and kind individuals who have donated, this past weekend I did a practice ride from Berkeley, CA to Richmond, CA and back -- including my ride to and from the meetup I biked a bit over 30 miles.
I've also been volunteering at different organizations, from dogwalking for animal shelters over winter break to packaging food at food banks in SF since my work (#TeamPwC) matches 25 hours of volunteer hours with a cash donation to a charity of my choice.
Thanks everyone for your support thus far and please feel free to share my journey! 141 days until #AIDSLifeCycle to go!
by Mia Di Stefano on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:37 PM