What is ALC?
June 2th - June 8th, over 2,500 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 will be my 4th ALC!
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.
I have been heavily inspired by my friends over the past 8 years living in San Francisco. I found out on December 26th, 2012, that I had seroconverted. Ever since that day, I've vowed to do what I can to support people who live with this disease and do what I can to help find a cure. It's now my turn to stop sitting in the back seat and take the next step to help change lives.
How you can help?
Join the ride! Join as a roadie and cheer us on! (I give amazing pup hugs ) Donate. Anything helps, $50 or $100! There is a payment plan option if that makes it easier.
Corporate Matching Gifts:
Many enterprises offer charity donation matching for your donation! Please use Federal Tax ID Tax ID# 95-3567895 (SF AIDS Foundation) for matching gifts and designate "LifeCycle - Harley Alaniz #1156." Please feel free to reach out to me for any other information you may need.
In addition, all gifts are tax-deductible. All donors will receive a letter/email of acknowledgement for tax purposes.
What your donation does:
$10,000 helps provide counseling services for more than 250 clients.
$5,000 helps keep the HIV testing RV rolling for one year.
$2,500 helps four HIV-positive people receive stable housing for one month.
$1,000 helps provide two Community Education Forums where 150 men can learn more about HIV.
$250 helps provide ten rapid HIV antibody tests at a testing site.
$175 helps provide case management for 15 HIV-positive clients who are homeless.
$150 helps provide 1,000 syringes through the street-based Syringe Access Services.
$100 helps provide the travel cost for a Treatment Advocacy Coordinator to attend the medical appointments of 25 clients, provide moral support, and help clients advocate for themselves.
$25 helps a financial benefits counselor assist one person in navigating the private and public benefirst systems.
$10 helps provide 143 condoms to the SFAF and LA LGBT Center's service sites.
Every dollar counts!
To find out more about Team ALCaholics, visit our team page here: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/ALCaholics2019
To find out more about AIDS/LifeCycle, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqOZ3qn2VnI
To find out more about the San Francisco AIDS Foundation or the Los Angeles LGBT Center, check out their websites here: http://www.sfaf.org & http://www.lalgbtcenter.org
To learn more about HIV/AIDS, check out the CDC's HIV statistics here: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/basics/ataglance.html There are still 50K new infections in the US every year!