June 3 - June 9, 2018 will be MY SIXTH YEAR participating in AIDS Lifecycle. Due to left leg numbness and lower back pain of unknown origin, I have not passed my medical screening to actually do the ride this year. I will be undergoing a workup in the next few months to see if this is a transient problem or something more complicated. My hope is that I will be able to accomplish my 7th ride in 2019 and raise the last $20,000.00 needed for a SEVEN year total of $200,000.00. It will have to be my swan song. Even if I can't ride, I will be a virtual cyclist and fundraiser to reach this ultimate OVATION GOAL of 200K. Thank you to ALL my HERO DONORS for giving so abundantly this year. The generosity of my Hero Donors has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams! THANK YOU FOR DONATING!!
$35,000.00 reached 05/04/2018
$30,000.00 reached 03/27/2018
$25,000.00 reached 02/24/2018
$20,000.00 reached 12/30/2017
$15,000.00 reached 10/06/2017
$10,000.00 reached 09/28/2017
$5,000.00 reached 07/31/2017
$3,000.00 reached 07/26/2017
It has been my highest intention to raise over $30,000.00 this year to bring the 6 year Hero Donor Total to $175,000.00. WE HAVE EXCEEDED THIS INTENTION! More than anything I have told you over these years, this ride is about raising money for this remarkable Foundation whose innovative programs are bringing the infection rate in the San Francisco Bay Area closer to ZERO with every year! Funding is critical this year since the current administration is decimating funding for AIDS Services! This was the main reason I returned to AIDS Lifecycle this year.
Join me again and we WILL CONTINUE making an incredible difference in the world! Our SUCCESSES fundraising are helping insure there will be a future when HIV disease is a thing of the past and the next generation will be free of this disease!
I ride out of love, so others can live. Let's end AIDS. Together!
MAY 22nd, 2018 will be the 12th anniversary of the death of my former partner, Allen Bodine, who died of AIDS. We were together 21 years! What my Hero Donors and I have done and will do with our fundraising has transformed his tragic death into LIFE for others! The Fullness of my adult life is reflected in how I spend my energies. I hope too that these energies reflect my highest, positive intentional values. My philanthropic efforts through cycling add purpose and meaning to my life beyond my wildest expectations and inspire me to continue in service to humanity.
HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR DONATION
BENEFICIARIES OF DONATIONS
The AIDS Lifecycle bike ride means the world to those who receive education, HIV testing, treatment and support as a result of this event, and your support means the world to me! Last year, AIDS Lifecycle raised over $15 million for the SF AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This ride is a huge endeavor involving several thousand participants to make it successful benefitting programs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, nationally and worldwide. To Learn More about the organizations which benefit from your donations, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.aidslifecycle.org/beneficiaries/
It’s great if you give because I asked you… or you think it’s cool that, as a 66 year old, I will ride my bike from San Francisco to L.A.(545 miles). However, I want you to give because it matters... because this struggle is not over! I need YOU and I am confident you will help! Please click on the DONATE NOW button and give as generously as you can. Any amount will do no matter how small you think it is! It ALL adds up!
*** DID YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DIVIDE YOUR PAYMENT UP OVER 2 - 10 MONTHS. $10 a month= $100, $50 a month= $500, $100 a month=$1000 (and, we get credit for the full amount right away).
Don't forget corporate matching from your employer. If you need help coordinating any corporate matching, please contact me and I will work with donor services to help you. The last time I rode in 2016, employer matching represented $6,535.00 in total donations to my ride. IT IS QUITE A SIGNIFICANT PART of MY FUNDRAISING!
CURRENT POSTED MATCHING = $11,428.42 (Apple, Cisco,Google, Juniper Networks, PayPal, Thermo Fisher Scientific)
UNPOSTED MATCHING = $103.00 (Apple)
TOTAL MATCHING $$ AIDS Lifecycle 2018 = $11,531.42
Like I have done for every ride, I donated the first $1000.00 which covers the administrative costs of the ride per rider so that 100% of YOUR donation will go to services. My total contribution to my ride this year is $2,005.00
Together we can do ANYTHING!!
With unconditional love and continuous appreciation,
Frank Adair, M.D.
Rider #1043 for AIDS LIFECYCLE 2018
Redwood City, CA
AIDSLIFECYCLE PARTICIPANT in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018