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My ride to cure AIDS

Times Square Sept. 2012
Times Square Sept. 2012

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10K Achieved
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104 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $10,000.00
Achieved: $10,422.59
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         First off let me thank you for taking your time to support me and my ride to cure AIDS! I know life can be crazy now a days, we all have so much going on our lives so the fact you took a moment to help really means a lot to me.

         This is a ride I wanted to do to challenge myself and raise money to help find a cure for AIDS. There have been some great advances in the medical field to help suppress the virus but it?s not something that should be forgotten and still fighting for a full blow cure. I believe that someday this virus can be something easily curable like taking a flu shot. Until then we need to work towards that goal and this is how I?m going to do my part. There are many people out there that don't have a great support system or medical benefits to help them with current medications.

 

  • In San Francisco alone since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 28,409 San Francisco residents have been diagnosed with AIDS, which comprises 18% of California AIDS cases and 3% of cases reported nationally.
  • In Los Angeles more than 31,448 people have died of AIDS-related causes since the epidemic began
  • California has estimated that up to 7,000 will become infected with HIV this year.

 

       It's easy to think that HIV/AIDS is no longer a problem. Medications have come a long way, and people are living longer, healthier lives. The costs associated with medical care and treatment for a person with HIV is about $20,000 per year. Access to life-saving drugs, clinical trials and state-of-the-art treatment helps those with the disease live a longer and better quality of life. AIDS/LifeCycle will help those living with HIV/AIDS gain greater independence and get the treatment and care they need. Prevention services geared towards high-risk populations will ensure that future generations will not experience the same level of loss that we have faced in the last two decades.

 

       Once again thank you so much for your support. It means a lot to me on a personal level and I'm very excited to be doing this challenge. Much love to you all! :)

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