Thank You For Being A Hero

We're on our way
75 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $10,000.00
Achieved: $7,459.29
Thanks to my generous sponsors

  1. Every 9.5 minutes someone is infected with HIV in the United States of America.
  2. 1 in 5 living with HIV are unaware of their infection.
  3. More than 1 million people are living with HIV in the US alone.

 The first cases of what would later become known as AIDS were reported in the United States in June of 1981. Since then, 1.7 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have been infected with HIV, including over 619,000 who have already died and approximately 1.2 million (1,178,350) adults and adolescents who were living with HIV infection at the end of 2008, the most recent year for which national prevalence estimates are available. 

Hispanics/Latinos represented 16% of the population but accounted for 21% of new HIV infections in 201o. Disparities persist in the estimated rate of new HIV infections in Hispanics/Latinos. In 2010, the rate of new HIV infections for Latino males was 2.9 times that for white males, and the rate of new infections for Latinas was 4.2 times that for white females.

Since the epidemic began, more than 96,200 Hispanics/Latinos with an AIDS diagnosis have died, including 2,370 in 2010.

I'm riding the AIDS/LifeCycle to raise awareness, funds, and to do my part to eliminate the stigma surrounding the disease. 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. In order to participate, every year I must raise a minimum of $3000, but I'm not stopping there. Friends, this year I want to hit $10,000 raised.

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

Thank you,