May 31st-June 6th 2021 over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists would have participated in the 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 would have been one of them.....BUT due to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis going on around the world, AIDS LifeCycle for 2021 has been changed to the TOGETHERIDE .... a virtual organization where members participate in fund raising and road/virtual/etc riding to accumulate as a group 1.2 million miles of riding to represent those who have suffering/living with AIDS/HIV in the USA.
I am riding for so many reasons....being an older gay man, I went through the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s in Houston, TX and have lost many friends to this disease...one being my late partner of 15 yrs Jerry Branum, who passed in 2009.
I have set a goal to raise $5000 and ride 2500 miles before the June 30, 2021 deadline. So please make a donation to my account to help me reach my goal as well as Team FUBAR's goal.
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. These organizations are saving lives.
All donations are tax deductible and if your employer has a matching program that is even better.
We're working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?
Want some suggestions on how much to donate?
$10 buys 114 condoms that the Health Education and Prevention Program will distribute
$30 covers the treatment medication for 1 client infected with an STD
$150 provides comprehensive HIV/STD testing to 1 client
$180 provides HIV prevention counseling sessions to 20 teenagers
$250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients
$1000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis
$1000 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
$5000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 11 patients
Keep me motivated in my journey to find a cure and help those who need it the most.