Thank you for joining me in this cause!
In 1981, I received 2 pints of blood during emergency surgery. Within a month, the discovery that HIV could be transmitted through transfusions made front page news. It was the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. There were more questions than answers. I lived in fear that I would get AIDS from my transfusions and infect others. I had no place to go for information or testing. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation wouldn’t be established for another year.
Fast forward to today. I’m healthy. Since then, I’ve donated over 200 pints of blood to help others benefit from receiving healthy blood. This year I’m committed to help the San Francisco AIDS Foundation ensure that everyone has access to testing and not live in fear as I did.
From June 5th - June 12th I’m riding my bike 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It will be a monumental journey. I'm excited, and I'm a bit intimidated, but it’s likely to be one of the most rewarding weeks in my life. And I need your help to make it possible.
Thank you for making this personal goal a reality for me and for being the support that I need to cross the finish line on June 12th. Together, we will make a difference.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?