AIDS Lifecycle - Ride to end AIDS

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10K Achieved
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83 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $41,623.00
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I'm Riding to End AIDS again!

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my homepage. Once again, from June 2-8, 2013, I'm bicycling in AIDS/LifeCycle. It's a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. This will be my 11th consecutive year riding and fundraising for this event!

I must first express my sincerest gratitude, appreciation and respect to all of my wonderful and amazing sponsors over the years for all their support and generosity! I would not be where I'm at today without all of you. I will forever be humbled by the amount of overwhelming support that I continue to receive year after year.

Last year's ALC was my 10th anniversary and it was such a huge success for me in so many ways. I accomplished so much and am very proud of everything I was able to do. I made ALC history by being the first person to reach and surpass the 1/4 million dollar mark cumulative for total funds raised for the SFAF by a single individual. I was the top SF Fundraiser again for the third straight year. I successfully completed the entire ride on a fixed-gear bike. This was very challenging and I struggled at times, but I'm glad I did it!  It was definitely not as fun as compared to riding the Single-speed version the year before. It's such a huge difference and advantage having the ability to coast with a freewheel on a SS. I'll be back on a new single-speed this year, because it's just more fun while still being very challenging.

These past ten years participating in ALC have truly been a journey for me. Not just a physical one of riding a bike to LA every year, but more importantly an emotional one . From my humble fundraising beginnings to making ALC fundraising history! From seeing my support grow year after year to the level it's at now. From becoming part of two amazing communities (ALC and Piedmont). From knowing how much of a real difference I have made in so many lives. It's hard to express how emotionally rewarding this all has been for me! ALC has really changed my life!

A goal that I've had for a while now is to raise $50,000 in one year. I have continued to raise the bar higher for myself and my supporters. I strongly believe in this cause and have tremendous faith in the support of the Piedmont Community. Hopefully, this will be the year, but it will only be possible with your support. Please consider helping me reach my goal and support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.

Much Love and Respect,

Rod #1232

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Progress update
This past week, I passed out my first wave of 500 fundraising letters to my customers receiving deliveries. The week before, I sent out about 450 fundraising emails. I am currently at 15k and 30% of my goal with over 100 sponsors! That is pretty good considering I started fundraising a whole month later than usual.
I also gave a phone interview for a pre-AIDS Ride story about me for the Piedmont Post (community paper). This publicity lets the community know that their local UPS Driver is at it again!
However, my training has yet to begin! No worries, because I usually don't start till the last 6 weeks or so. It really doesn't take me very long to get into shape, but I don't take the training for granted. Regardless of how much training I do in preparation every year, I always feel good and ride strong the week of the Ride.
I always invest more time and energy into my fundraising efforts and this has always paid off!

by Rodney Wong on Sun, Apr 07, 2013 @ 12:40 AM

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