Thank you for visiting my sponsorship page! Every year I participate in this event, I am moved by the generosity and support of my friends. It isn't easy asking people for money but this is a cause that I deeply believe in and it inspires me to feel the love from my huge support system.
This June, for the EIGHTH TIME, I am participating in AIDS/Life Cycle. I have ridden this ride 6 times, but this is my second consecutive year as a "roadie." I am the captain of Rest Stop 4, a team of 18 volunteers who spend 5 months preparing for this event, fundraising, making costumes, and building sets. For the week of the event, we organize a rest stop every day, Rest Stop 4, the last stop before camp. Often, the cyclists ride into our stop at 80-90 miles and it is our job to get them in safely, feed and hydrate them, and make them smile or even raise their spirits by putting on a show or giving them a big hug.
When I was a cyclist, I loved Rest Stop 4 because I wondered all day what their next theme would be and knew that their costumes and smiles would lift my spirit to continue and complete that day. I will ride again one day, but until then, it is my honor to lead this team.
Last year, I raised an astonishing $36,000, making me the highest roadie fundraiser. I am dedicated to this cause and hope that you will consider sponsoring me this year, for the first or for many of you, for the sixth, seventh, or eighth time!
I am a part of AIDS/Life Cycle because making a difference in the fight against AIDS is my life purpose. The first week of June is the most important week of my year. It is a chance for me to pay it forward and make a difference in countless lives. It is a week for me to live in a love bubble with 3000 people who have one goal in mind: to end AIDS. Not everyone has the capability of training and riding for this and many people do not have time to take off a week to do it. I do.
When I was a child/young adult, I lived in fear EVERY DAY that I would die of AIDS. Please donate so your children/nieces and nephews don't have to live in that same fear.