Welcome to our fight against HIV/AIDS!
It's my third year riding from SF to LA. And, I’m back again because AIDS/HIV is a disease that can and will be stopped someday. And, by riding 545 miles, I join many others by saying we will continue to fight until it's gone.
From June 4th through June 10th, I’ll be jumping back on my bike for another 545 miles on the AIDS/Lifecycle. I’ll be starting from San Francisco at the Cow Palace and finishing at the VA Center in West LA.
All for what? To help raise funds and awareness for the life-saving services offered by the SF AIDS Foundation and the LA LGBT Center. Last year, the AIDS/Lifecycle raised $16.1 million for both centers. This bike ride means the world to those who receive treatment as a result of this event, and your support means the world to me.
I originally joined this bike ride because one of my good friends was diagnosed with HIV back in 2009. I remember he told me and I drove down to San Diego to see him. All I could do is hug him. And let him know, I care. It didn’t change our friendship. I’m not scared of him. I’m here for him.
On the ride last year, we were at a pit stop, and he started crying in front of me. I didn’t really get why he was crying and he told me he really appreciated me being there. Supporting him and the others around him. I can say that it was an emotional moment for the both of us.
And now, after 3 years, I've befriended many others who live with HIV. I continue riding for my friend. I continue riding for them. I continue riding for many others.
In 2015, I put in over 2000 miles and in 2016 i'm approaching another 2,000 And I’m excited to put on another 2000 miles in 2017.
I believe that this ride does good things. It's helping build awareness about HIV and AIDS. The funds will go towards helping educate those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. Clincs can continue to help people have access to affordable care. The SF AIDS Foundation and the LA LGBT Center are committed to helping those with HIV and AIDS.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?
Hamilton Ticket Raffle Winner: Brent G.