”We believe the Bearded Lady is a symbol of empowerment, pride, and bad-ass self-love.
The Bearded Lady is brave, beautiful, gender-bending, culturally-connected, powerful, unapologetic, sexy, magical, leads with the heart and is intuitive to the needs of others.
The Bearded Lady is an acknowledgment, affirmation and celebration of those who have found themselves outside the margins of familial, societal or religious ‘norms,’ and a home for those individuals to come together to form new family and new community.”
2020 marks the fifth year in a row that The Bearded Ladies have participated in the AIDS/LifeCycle ride — a 7-day, 545-mile bike journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for HIV/AIDS programs and research at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
The team, originally started in 2015, has grown steadily since its inception and has raised over $134,500 for lifesaving HIV/AIDS services in just 5 years!
This year, we are proud to announce that the 2020 Bearded Ladies are comprised of six diverse, veteran and new Riders and Roadies, located throughout California, who are dedicated to ride again and to #BeardUpFightAIDS. We have set a collective fundraising goal of $36,500 for the 2020 AIDS/Lifecycle!
The 2020 Bearded Ladies:
Chris Gomez, San Diego, Captain
Frank Pancucci, San Diego, Captain
Lucy Balestreri, Redlands
Andrea Vazquez, Sacramento
Alexander Barrera, Los Angeles
Regina Vu, Sacramento
Kawehi Brandow-Diaz, Ventura
We invite you to learn more about us by visiting each team members’ fundraising page, and we ask for your support for our upcoming ride which will be held May 31st - June 6, 2020.
Remember that no donation is too small and every little bit helps. All donations are used to fund HIV/AIDS services for the individuals who need them most, and bring us all one step closer to ending HIV/AIDS!
Thank you in advance for your love and support and please contact us if you have any questions. We are so grateful for all of you and excited for another amazing year together!
Your 2020 Bearded Ladies - Chris, Frank, Lucy, Dre, Alexander, Regina, & Kawehi
#TheBeardedLadiesCA // #BeardUpFightAIDS