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! I've been saying I have wanted to do this for years and well this year I'm doing it.
I've grown up being surround by friends and family who have been living, fighting, and thriving with HIV. We've lost some incredible people. So this week of riding and the intense training I'll be doing will be for all of them. <3 I'm riding for my mother's good friend Gilbert. Gilbert passed away from AIDS related complications in the mid 80s I spent many Sundays visiting his grave as a kid and having mom tell us stories of their misadventures. Gilbert was the first person I met who was living with AIDS.
I'm also riding for another of my guncles who has been thriving as HIV positive person. I was lucky to grow up in a household where we talked honestly about the AIDS crisis and what it was doing to so many communities in addition to our own. Now as an adult I have so many friends who are living with HIV. They are living because of the research and advances with antiretroviral medications. 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.
Will you support me by making a donation today?
- $1,000 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
- $1,000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis
- $250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients
- $180 provides HIV prevention counseling sessions to 20 teenagers
- $150 provides comprehensive HIV/STD testing to 1 client
My Personal Web Log
Y'ALL I HIT IT WITH THREE WEEKS TO GO. So I raised my goal to $15k. Hoping I can get there.
Thank you for supporting me. I can't believe I'm in the $10k club!!
by Angel Guzman on Thu, May 09, 2019 @ 3:54 PM
I'm getting close. I'm getting REALLY close. I've got $1100 more to go. SUPPORT ME. <3 !!!!!
by Angel Guzman on Fri, May 03, 2019 @ 1:33 PM
My first Century!!
This weekend I became an official cyclist: I did my first-century ride. 102 miles through the orange groves and farms of the 805. Just an absolutely incredible ride and feel so ready for the main event.
Massive thanks to everyone who supported me through donations and texts. Love my family!
by Angel Guzman on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 10:34 AM
Wooooh-ah we are half way there!
Hit my $5k goal and I'm staring down at that last $5k I need to raise.
I've been hitting the gym every day and doing the craziest training rides on the weekend.
Can't wait to hit the open road with the love bubble. <3 Thanks for supporting me.
by Angel Guzman on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 10:13 AM
Training and Raising
Holy shit, you guys. I can't believe I'm so close to 2k! That's incredible. A huge thank you to all my donors so far. You guys are giving me all the emotion.
So, I've been running like crazy. And slowly but surely cycling too. I'm up to a solid 15 miles no problem. I just need to double that in January which I know I can do. By the end of the month, I'd like to hit a solid 60 miles ride. I know I'll be able to do it. Thank you so much for all the love! All the encouragement! I'm so thrilled that you are here with me on this journey. If you want to keep abreast of what's up check out my instagram stories there is always something going on. Much love.
by Angel Guzman on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 @ 9:17 AM