One of the great joys of my life has been helping train new cyclists to do this ride and to have been part of founding Team Deloitte, a group that, to-date, has raised over $1.83 million and cycled countless miles since 2009 in the fight against this pandemic.
**Update, as of April 2018, the Deloitte team has raised more than $2.05 million since it was founded in 2009.**
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them, and your support means the world to me.
After having cycled between San Francisco and Los Angeles eight times since 2006, I have decided to give back in a different way this year. The 2,500 cyclists of AIDS/LifeCycle are supported by an army of 500 volunteer roadies who work tirelessly to make the event happen. After all the years of being served food in camp and in rest stops, handing over my very heavy gear bag to be loaded on to the truck, being directed into bike parking and through difficult intersections, seeing them create the mobile tent city that moves down the CA coast for 7 days, I know that cycling is the easy part of this event. The roadies are up earlier and work harder than any cyclist. I want to give back in 2018 as a roadie to personally express my thanks for all they've done to make my experience as a cyclist so wonderful. I don't know yet what my assignment will be, but I am excited to spend the week of AIDS/LifeCycle seeing the event from the other side.
This will also be the 10th consecutive year of the Deloitte team. Our goal as a team is to get our cumulative fundraising past $2 million dollars raised. Just $165K in 2018 will make that happen. I'm thrilled to continue supporting the important mission of the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past.
Will you support me by making a donation today?