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10K Achieved
Raised the amount of money defined for this milestone
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104 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $20,000.00
Achieved: $20,806.50
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My Dear Family and Friends --

Last year, your generosity helped me raise over $12,000 in support of my 545-mile cycling journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  Your money has helped homeless gay youth, many of whom live with HIV and AIDS and who have been thrown out of their homes in all parts of our country because of who they are, escape life on the streets of Los Angeles. 

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the largest provider of HIV and AIDS health related services in the United States, provides not only shelter and food in the short term, but also educational and employment training opportunities in the long term.  Thanks to your powerful contributions last year, fewer homeless youth will die on the streets of Los Angeles and will have a real chance at leading healthy and productive lives.

This year, I will be back on the bike, riding again from San Francisco to Los Angeles from June 2 to June 8.  I'm already training. 

Again, I will ride in memory of my counsin David Carroll, who lost his valiant battle with AIDS at the age of 28.  The world was a much better place with David in it and I miss him more than words can express.

And this year, I will ride also in memory of two other extraordinary men who touched the lives of all who knew them.  Davy Martinez, beloved son, brother and uncle, never complained a day in his life after his HIV diagnosis.  He inspired a generation of people through his courage and compassion.  Wise beyond his years, Davy succumbed to AIDS at the age of 31.

And last, but certainly not least (and he would tell you that), my great friend R.J. Swircz who was like a brother to me.  R.J. was a friend to all and would assist anyone who needed him.  He was taken from us far too early at the age of 42.

Please join me in celebrating the lives of these men, and the countless men and women who live everyday with HIV and AIDS, and who contribute to the lives of others and set examples for us all without complaint.

My goal this year is $15,000, and I know I will achieve it.  I am profoundly grateful for any amount you are able to give, particularly considering the difficult economic times in which we are living.

With much love,