Cycling is painful -- but I replace my view of pain with purpose...
Even though I am not HIV positive, I am affected by this disease. We all are. Like me, you have friends or family living with HIV, whether you know it or not. Thousands of individuals from all walks of life benefit from the foundation's programs and services, locally and globally. They make a world of difference in the lives of people infected with or at risk of contracting HIV -- with services that include prevention, testing, and treatment.
Please help to support both my participation in the next ALC and the efforts that your contribution will go towards by giving what you can -- to do so, click on the button that says "Donate Now". Your donation will help towards the commitment I have made as a participant of the 7-day long 545-mile ride, to personally raise $20,000 to support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in its mission to prevent new HIV infections and promote the health of all people.
No donation is too small and you have the option to split up your contribution over as many as 10 months!
Please consider giving generously!
With love and gratitude,
Sasha Kate Madfes - Rider #1113
SF AIDS Foundation: Tax ID # 94-2927405
To put it in real terms, this is what your donation can do...
$2,500 helps 4 HIV+ people receive safe and stable housing for one month.
$1,000 provides 2 educational forums for 150 HIV+ attendees to learn how to live longer.
$500 helps 15 people receive medical benefits counseling to obtain prescriptions.
$250 purchases Rapid HIV Antibody tests for 10 people.
$175 provides case management for 15 HIV+ clients who are homeless or at-risk to be.
$150 secures 1,000 clean needles to prevent the spread of HIV among IV drug users.
$100 covers travel for an advocacy coordinator to attend the appointments of 25 clients.
$50 buys 715 condoms for distribution and prevention of the spread of HIV.
$25 supports a benefits counselor to assist 1 person in navigating the private and public systems, including Medi-Cal, Medicare, CARE/HIPP, SSDI, and Social Security.
Every $ counts for the people who rely on these services to survive
and every $ brings me one step closer to hitting my goal...