You know, milestones are meant to be celebrated and 2019 is a milestone year for moi. I am celebrating 30 years thriving and living with HIV/AIDS.
Diagnosed as a death sentence in November of 1989, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, my physician suggested that I quit my job, file for disability and spend quality time with my family and friends. Why? Because I had 6 months to a year to live. 30 years later, I no longer anticipate on dying. These days I participate in living and doing “What I can, when I can.”
In celebration of this milestone, I am embarking on my 5th AIDS Lifecycle, a 545 miles cycling trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles, May 31st, 2020 through June 6th, 2020. I’ll be accompanied by 2500 cyclists and 550 roadies and we’ll fundraise to benefit The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and The Los Angeles LGBT Center, 2 non-profit organizations that assists those who are of need of programs that help extend the longevity of people living with HIV through a network of direct services, public education and advocacy.
My fundraising goal was $30,000, a $1000 for each year I’ve been living with AIDS. However, due to Covid-19, I've made my goal $5450. Lofty while shelter in place? Yes. Achievable. For sure but it’s only obtainable with your help.
Please consider sponsoring me by making a 2019 tax deductible donation and celebrate this milestone by doing “What you can, when you can.” Also, check out the following link: