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10K Achieved
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103 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $150,000.00
Achieved: $155,000.01
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Dear Friends

I want to thank everyone who has given so generously to support my first AIDS LifeCycle and the important work of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  I have reached out to old & new friends alike, from all parts of my life, and your response has been extraordinary.  Together, we have exceeded our ambitious $150,000 goal which will help to make this year's event a big success but most importantly will help people who really need the assistance, support & services these two organizations provide.  Just last week I witnessed the LAGLC jump into action to help a 50 year old stroke victim.  Within 24 hours they had him set up with much needed medical, psycological and other social services which he could get no other place.  It was like witnessing a miracle.  That is what this event is all about for me - helping to make miracles come true.

I have heard it said that you get back more than you give, and, for me personally, that has certainly been the case with my participation and support of this event.  I love the riding & training, I love the new friends, I love being part of something bigger than me.  I am so grateful that this has given me the chance to reconnect with so many of you.  I love the whole thing and I have given it my 100%.  But your support has given me the most precious gift of my life: I have told you the truth about being a gay man with HIV and you have embraced and supported me.  This has lifted the final vestiges of a great fear I have lived with for a long time and healed me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for my own miracle.

I am so excited to ride those 545 miles starting June 2 (albeit a little intimidated).  I will do the pedaling but we will all be part of the ride.  And together we are making a real difference. 

With heartfelt gratitude, your friend, Tom


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