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Half way to LA, June 2010
Half way to LA, June 2010

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Hey, You!

Thanks for visiting my AIDS/Lifecycle Fundrasing Page. Check me out (wink wink) and if you feel inspired, consider donating to this amazing cause!

Short Version:

I'm riding my bike fron San Fransisco to Los Angeles over 7 days in June 2013 to raise money and awareness for AIDS/HIV prevention and support programs. That's 545 miles of spandex, butt butter, tight hamstrings, cute boys (and girls) and love.  

Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.

Long Version:

I met AIDS/LifeCycle back in 2009 when I thought it'd be a sweet way to meet boys. In 2010 I took on the challenge, trained for months, rode from San Fransisco to Los Angeles, and met lots of boys (wink). I raised the minimum amount required of me because I was scared to ask for money and not totally sure where it was all going. I'm a bit squeemish when it comes to donating time and money to causes I can't vouch for.

Boy was my mind blown. 

In 2010 I rode with 2500 others and met hundreds of volunteers. I was cheered on by thousands of supporters up and down the coast. SO MANY of these people were direct beneficiaries of the money raised by AIDS/LifeCycle and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. I could eat breakfast and talk to someone whose life was saved because the LA Gay and Lesbian Center took them off the streets when they were homeless. I could eat  lunch with someone who was alive today because of the medications the center was helping them get. I could eat dinner with someone whose entire life has been dedciated to researching a vaccine for HIV. 

I was completely and totally humbled by the entire experience and my very small part in it. 

I got off the bike in Los Angeles in lots of physical pain. I sat down on the curb and balled my eyes out at the sheer amount of awesomeness I'd encoutnered on the journey.  I was so thoroughly impressed with this fundraiser that I've been raising money and donating to riders ever since. 

And . . .  this year . . . I'm riding again myself because I can't stay away. I can't get enough of this amazing group of people. I can't get enough of riding my bike. I can't get enough of doing something good for someone other than myself. 

This year, my goal is to raise $10,000 for this cause!

If you ask me today, I'll tell you to buy a bike and get out there with me. That's the best way to support and contribute and see for yourself. I'd love it if I could inspire you to be on my team, ride along side me, meet this amazing community and raise money for this cause. 

If that's not your deal, I understand. Not everyone loves butt butter as much as I do. It's cool. Maybe think it over this year and consider showing your love and support for the cause and/or for me by making a donation. I can tell you with 100% certainty that your money is saving lives and creating happiness inside of terrible tragedy. 

If you want the full story of my first adventure, check out my old ride blog: http://theadventuresofsunshineandcricket.blogspot.com/

If you want to follow the full story of my AIDS/Lifecycle 2013 adventure, check out my new tumblr: http://heymanjaws.tumblr.com/

If you want to know what else you can do to help, get tested for HIV and don't be afraid to tell your friends how cool it is to get tested! 

Thank you, seriously. 

Much love, 

Sarah