I'm going to be a rider AGAIN for the Aids Life Cycle because:
- There are still many people with HIV who need help with their medical care and medicines.
- Every day we get closer to a cure, closer to a vaccine, and better at prevention (PreP, Treatment as Prevention).
- Aaaand I have all this gear and cool outfits from previous years.
So yes, this June will be my 3rd year to participate in the AIDs Life Cycle (ALC) which is a 7 day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angles. The "ride" raises tons of money each year to help many people with HIV/AIDS (mostly for those who cannot afford care).
As I mentioned above, my reason to ride is simple - to help those still dealing with HIV/AIDS today. We Riders (2,500 of us) ride ~75 miles during the day and camp in tents at night... the effort is to honor those we've lost, to show those with HIV/AIDS we care - and, of course, to raise money for those who cannot afford care/medicines.
Your (tax deductible) donation goes to help people right way.
For every $1000 we raise, the following is provided:
• covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
• prescription drug assistance (benefits counseling) for 15 clients
• HIV prevention counseling sessions to over 100 teenagers
• provides rapid HIV antibody tests to 80 clients
• keeps HIV testing free and available to over 480 clients
I'll post daily on Instagram (dogsandglue) and FB to keep you up to date daily with my ride progress and to remind you how cool you are for helping out. A warm THANK YOU for helping me help those in need!