Together, let's end AIDS today!
The AIDS/LifeCycle is an amazing seven day fundraising ride that draws in thousands of cyclists from all over California and the rest of the country. Riders commit to riding 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles all in the name of ending AIDS. It's really a noble cause, and this ride plays a pretty key role in helping those affected by HIV living in San Francisco and Los Angeles - two cities that were heavily affected by the AIDS epidemic. Before you can ride a single mile, you need to raise at least $3000. Thousands of riders, all with thousands of dollars minimum to qualify, and you can imagine just how much help the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Los Angeles LGBT Center recieve from the event. Especially today, this ride provides crucial aid to these relief groups who get the short end of the stick when the goverment shuts down or threatens to cut their funding.
What can you do?
Your support will make a huge difference to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Your donation will go straight to services that literally save lives of people living with HIV, or at risk to exposure. SF Aids Foundation and LA LGBT center are non-profits that help contain spread of HIV, and improve the quality of life for those effected by HIV, and the second you donate, your money will go straight to their hands.
If you're at all skeptical that your donation won't make an impact, I encourage you to read about the foundation your money will support http://sfaf.org/client-services/ and http://sfaf.org/policy-center/. They highlight the steps they are taking to end AIDS. The second you donate to my ride your gift will go straight to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Ready to donate but not sure how much? Here are some suggested donations:
- $5.45: 1 cent per mile ridden | $54.50 10 cents per mile ridden.
- $7: 1 buck per day on the road
- $275: 1 cent per every calorie burned
You don't have to commit to give your gift now. Your donation can be spread across multiple months. You can pledge $25 a month for the next 10 months, and that would be enough for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation to run their Weekly TransLife Support Group (https://www.aidslifecycle.org/registered-participants/resources/)
MATCHING GIFTS REMINDER: Many companies offer matching gifts for your donation! Please use Federal Tax ID Tax ID# 94-2927405 (SF AIDS Foundation) for matching gifts and designate "LifeCycle - Andres Perez #4373." Please feel free to reach out to me for any other information you may need.