AIDS/LifeCycle benefits, and is jointly produced by, San Francisco AIDS Foundation (Tax ID # 94-2927405) and L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (Tax ID # 95-3567895), each of which is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to AIDS/LifeCycle are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.
20,000 Reasons Why I Ride...
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Thanks to my generous sponsors
Grace Helen Spearman Foundation
Lorraine and Hervė Burri
Ernesto & Andy
Meg and Jon
Harold and Toby
Sam S. Leslie
Mr. Ken McLean
Craig and Daryl
Phyllis & Dave Pastre
Royce and Linda Graham
Mr. Bruce K. Menefee
Gary & Christine
Mr. Austin Barker
Vanessa Katz & Adam Gilbert
Rossini T. Mandap
Jim and Caryl
Marianne & Victor Koontz
Mr. K.C. Sharak
Mr. Brett Johnson
The costs associated with medical care and treatment for a person with HIV is about $20,000 per year. AIDS/LifeCycle helps those living with HIV/AIDS gain greater independence and receive the treatment and care they need.
I've lost dear friends to HIV/AIDS. I ride to honor their memories, and to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The money that we are raising provides access to life-saving drugs, clinical trials and state-of-the-art treatment that allows those with the disease to live longer and with a better quality of life. I know people who are leading active, productive lives despite being HIV+. Most have great jobs, excellent health benefits and a strong support network. ALC provides funding to ensure that everyone -- the ones without insurance, a job, or even a roof over their heads -- can get the support and care they need.
Outreach programs, testing and education are crucial to stopping new infections. Some 20% of the population that is HIV+ is undiagnosed... and 80% of new cases will come from that 20%. ALC funds prevention services geared towards high-risk populations to ensure that future generations will not experience the same level of loss that we have faced in the last three decades.
Decreases in federal and state programs, rising drug costs, and more are all straining the resources of AIDS service programs everywhere. The LA Gay and Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation provide vital services for the people that need it most including LGBT youth, seniors and people from all walks of life that are dealing with HIV and AIDS.
So I'm "back in the saddle" for what will be my FOURTH consecutive year as a rider for AIDS/LifeCycle. Last year with your help I MADE A DIFFERENCE in the fight against HIV/AIDS. You helped me raise NEARLY $16,000 ($15,870 to be precise); my cycling team "Lady and the Tramps" raised over $226,000; and collectively ALC 11 raised $12.6 MILLION for treatment, prevention and research in the fight against HIV. ALC continues to be the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser in history!
I want to help write history, and bring an end to this terrible disease. From June 2 - 8, 2013, I'm bicycling in AIDS/LifeCycle 12. 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.
Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. I'll get up at the crack of dawn, ride the miles, climb the hills, wear the spandex, brave the port-o-potties, sleep in a mobile tent city surrounded by 2,500 other exhausted souls snoring at the top of their lungs, and do it again every day for a week... to make a difference. I'm asking you to click on the Donate to Scott! button and help me on my journey. Together we can make difference.
We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.