Riding to end the devastation of HIV.
AIDS LifeCycle saves lives.
It saved mine.
In 2012 I had the heart attack they call "the widow maker." I survived. I lept into a new life, via a belief in a universe I could trust, the support of true angels in my life, and the incredible team New Bear Republic. In 2013 and 2015 I encountered the remarkable collective force that is AIDS LifeCycle. Everyone is there to heal wounds, to take power back, and to learn to love unconditionally.
In the last five years we raised over $10K with your amazing help. This year my goal is $5k more. Please help me get there.
HIV. The disease isn't elsewhere: it's here. The struggle isn't happening to someone else: it's happening to us all. In the words of Rhodessa Jones, "HIV: you're either infected or you're affected."
Some of us in the AIDS LifeCycle community live with it, or ride through it. AIDS LifeCycle a moving city, a gathering like Burning Man without the drugs and with a lot of extra glitter and spandex. The roadies and riders push themselves beyond limits of endurance and into a world I learned to treasure, the ALC "Love Bubble." We ride because it matters. We ride because we are grateful we can. We ride because AIDS cannot win.
Your donation goes directly to those most in need in California, providing direct services like drug subsidies, counseling, and case management to thoudands of people, many of whom are on the ride too, and are literally riding for their lives.
Your donation matters. Your donation counts.
Here is the good that can be done:
$50,000 can help provide a counselor at The Stonewall Project who can see 40 clients a year for harm reduction counseling, which integrates substance use, mental health, and HIV prevention and education.
$25,000 can help provide a half-time peer advocate who can see 50 clients for a year, helping them get to their doctor appointments and assisting them with daily living activities.
$15,000 can help 120 Magnet clients receive sexual health services, including HIV and STD tests, treatment, education and counseling.
$10,000 can help us provide counseling services for more than 250 clients in one month through The Stonewall Project—which combines substance use, mental health, and HIV prevention
$7,500 can help provide a nurse for one month to administer STD screenings and treatments to 100 Magnet clients
$5,000 can help keep the Stop AIDS HIV Testing RV rolling for one year so that 2,400 gay, bi and transmen can be tested and counseled.
$2,500 can help four HIV-positive people receive safe and stable housing situations for one month.
$1,000 can help provide two Stop AIDS Community Education Forums where 150 men can learn more about HIV and how to live better and longer with HIV.
$500 can help 15 people receive medical benefits counseling to obtain prescription drug assistance.
$250 can help provide ten Rapid HIV Antibody test to test ten people at Magnet, Stop AIDS, or other SFAF sites.
$175 can help provide case management for 15 HIV-positive clients who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness.
$150 can help provide 1,000 syringes through the street-based Syringe Access Service.
$100 can help provide the travel cost for a Stop AIDS Treatment Advocacy Coordinator to attend the medical appointments of 25 clients, providing moral support and to help clients advocate for themselves.
$25 can help a Financial Benefits counselor to assist one person in navigating the private and public benefits systems, including Medi-Cal, Medicare, CARE/HIPP, short-term disability, and Social Security.
$10 can help provide 143 condoms that the Stop AIDS Project will distribute.
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 for joining me in this cause!
June 2nd - June 8th, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This year, I’ll be one of them!
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.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?