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Goal: $70,000.00
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I'm Riding to End AIDS/HIV

This is my first year riding in AIDS/LifeCycle and I couldn't be more excited! I have set my sights high this first year by pledging to raise $75,000.00! With your help I know we can get there!

I was diagnosed with having HIV in May of 2004, not really knowing anything about this disease and being certain that my life on this earth would be short. I am thankful for those pioneers before me for pushing the envelope in finding medicine that has prolonged the lives of many. I was fortunate to contract a less aggressive strain of the virus and didn't have to start taking medicine until about four years ago. Luckily the medicine is working wonders and enables me to live a normal productive life, but for those less fortunate, I am doing this ride for them, so that they too may have the access to medicine, support and the many other benefits this great ride contributes to. I also am doing this ride to honor those whose lives were cut short, because the advancements in medicine didn't come soon enough.

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.

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

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23 Days to GO!!!!
23 days until I embark on this little ride known as AIDS/LifeCycle. You may have seen me post a thing or two about it over the past 8 months. In that time I've met an extended family that I ride with every weekend known as Team Portland 2013 - ALC and I look forward to riding with my friend Jason and the rest of Team of One, which started this journey for me not to long ago.
Yesterday, I received my blood work back and it made me revisit all of my test results from the previous 9 years. August 2009, my CD4% was 17% and my CD4 count was 346. I was borderline from being clinically diagnosed with AIDS. I remember my gums starting to bleed during every brushing and having to have each of my roots scraped clean, not a pleasant experience, but one that made realize what my future may hold.
Fast forward four years...CD4% is 33% and my CD4 count is 764, numbers I haven't seen since it all began! I know the meds have played a significant role in combatting the virus, but I'm more then certain that this ride has played an even bigger role in helping not only my physical health, but my mental health as well.
Today I ask for your support in donating towards my ride, one that has changed my life and more importantly, going to help and change the lives of others.
Hit the link above, I will be forever grateful.

by Casey Lucas on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 12:14 PM

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Countdown to the big ride!!!
115 days left before I depart on my bike with nearly 3,000 other participants in AIDS/LifeCycle 2013. Starting in San Francisco and riding for 545 miles over seven days until reaching our destination in Los Angeles. We will raise over $13 million dollars this year for the fight against AIDS/hiv!
Training is in full swing and I am climbing hills and doing rides that I never in a million years thought I would be able to conquer!
Team Portland has welcomed me into their group with open arms and I ride with them every weekend!
I am having the time of my life and I can't wait for the start of the ride in June!
Thank you all for your love and support!

by Casey Lucas on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 1:54 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving!!
I wanted to take the time to wish you, my friends and supporters a happy Thanksgiving! These past 90 days since starting this journey I have met some amzaing people. Fellow riders, new friends and a better understanding of myself.
When I first signed up to ride this event, my brother told me that cycling was better then any drug and boy was he right! I've definitely gotten bit by the bug and I find myself wanting to get on my bike every chance I get. The weather in Oregon is not the most desirable place to be riding in the Winter time, but it definitely will make me appreciate those dry ones we get every now and again.
With your help I am at 52% of my goal and couldn't be happier with our progress in finding a cure for AIDS/Hiv.
Happy Thanksgiving!

by Casey Lucas on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

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Extremely humbled by your support!
What a month these past 30 days have been! I've reached out to many of my friends and family and they have answered the call in ways I could have never imagined. I've cried a lot, laughed just as much and at the end of the day, realized I have a great group of people I have surrounded myself with!
Many of you have expressed interest in joining Team of One as either a "Roadie" or a "Rider" for this upcoming AIDS/Lifecycle ride and I am overjoyed with the possibilities of having you all on the ride with me and the rest of the team!
I've logged about 50 miles on my new bike and will start gearing up on the training within in the next few weeks. God knows I need to get my bum used to being in the saddle for a long time!
I can't say it enough; Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this great cause!

by Casey Lucas on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 @ 6:08 PM

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Out with a BANG!!!
In the last 48 hours with your help, we have raised over $11,000 for AIDS/Liefecyle! I am so blessed to have so many supporters and I know I have so many more waiting in the wings to contribute not only their money, but time and words of encouragement! Thank you to all that have given and those thinking of giving! It's a cause that will change your life, a cause that has dramatically changed mine for the better!
Keep on Cycling!
Casey

by Casey Lucas on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 @ 8:20 AM

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