Yup… this will make seven years in a row. If you have reached this page that means that you must be a friend and are thinking of donating.
First off, I just want to say thank you. Most of my donors donate year after year. This is a cause that I believe in. Thank you for supporting it with me.
As you all know, I love cycling and I love this ride. This year I have donated the $3k that is required to do the ride (as I have done every year with the exception of the first). The first week of June is a vacation for me and I don’t want to hit you all up so I can have a good time.
All the same, I will hit you up for the cause. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation has the lofty goal of getting to zero HIV transmissions for the city. SF was one of the epicenters of the epidemic in the early 80’s and for them to reach this goal will be amazing. I believe that they may set a model for other cities and we may be able to put this disease behind us.
The SF AIDS Foundation and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center both provide services for HIV and AIDS. They raise awareness of the disease, provide testing, counseling for people who have substance abuse issues that put them at very high risk, and ensure that everyone gets proper care for the disease regardless of economic status. All of this decreases the likelihood of the disease spreading.
Please make a difference with me. Your donation will help these two organizations provide services and will save lives.