Participating in the AIDS/LifeCycle, three years in a row, has been one of the most challenging, humbling, rewarding and love-filled experiences of my life. I have learned so much about sacrifice and perseverance, about the power of community and collectiveness, about the kindness that I never knew could exist from complete strangers, and about the capacity for love that exists to rally thousands of people and supporters around a common cause and mission.
The AIDS/LifeCycle, the incredible Bearded Ladies and the people I have met along the journey have changed me and continue to change me today. It is for this reason that I keep coming back to #BeardUpFightAIDS! Three years later, I remain committed and dedicated to the ride and its mission: to provide access to services for those living with HIV/AIDS and to bring greater awareness and visibility about HIV/AIDS to the larger community. I believe now, more than ever, we have to keep fighting, keep riding and keep raising funds for those who need it most.
Next year, from June 2nd - June 8th, The Bearded Ladies will join the over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Staff on the 545-mile trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Last year, The Bearded Ladies raised $45,859 for the LA LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation! In three years, as a team, we have raised over $87,416!! I have committed myself to raise another $10,000 this year.
Again, we are looking to all of YOU to join us and help us ride! Will you support me by making a donation today? Any amount helps and all funds raised are tax-deductible and payment plans are available.
Thank you again for supporting me as I make this fourth trip down the coast. Your love, time, consideration and investment are invaluable to me!
Please, please also consider donating to the other Bearded Ladies, by visiting: www.tofighthiv.org/goto/TheBeardedLadiesCA