For the past three years, people have generously shared their stories about living and working through the height of the HIV and AIDS epidemic for my podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church." Now I want to give something back.
From May 31st to June 6th, over 3,000 people will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for life-saving services. I’ll be one of them!
I'm joining the Spoke & Weal team, captained by my longtime friend Dell Miller. In addition to being a great friend, Dell's been an inspiration to me and many others. One of the highlights of our friendship was running together a donut-themed 5k in Chicago—Dell's first race after losing both his legs from complications related to bacterial meningitis. On his fundraising page, Dell talks about how important thiis ride is to him as somebody living with HIV. I'm so honored that we'll undertake this journey together!
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them, and your support means the world to me.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today? Consider donating just 10 cents per mile—that's $54.50. Any amount helps!
Follow my journey on Twitter at @mikeoloughlin.