This is the first of many early mornings where I will hop on my bike and put my body to the test, training to ride 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. If this sounds wild, that’s because it is!
In addition to beginning my training, it’s also time to kick off my fundraising! The funds raised by AIDS/LifeCycle participants like myself support the HIV/AIDS services at San Fransisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. HIV/AIDS remains one of the top ten leading causes of death among young people, particularly young people of color. With the support of donors like YOU, we are working to see an end to the 40-year epidemic that has affected millions.
I am committed to raising no less than $3000, the minimum fundraising amount required to participate. But I can’t do that without your help. To stay on track I have set milestone goals for myself throughout the season – I aim to raise $1000 by the end of this month! This will put me on track to not only reach the fundraising minimum, but my ultimate goal of $5,000. I figure if I’m going to be putting all this effort into training, I might as well shoot for the stars with my fundraising too!
Can you support me with a donation? You can give $1 per mile, which would amount to $545, a flat amount of $100, or any amount you feel comfortable with. Your support is greatly appreciated and motivates me to keep going! Below is the link where you can make a donation.
If it’s been a while since we have connected, whether you donate or not, I hope this outreach can help us reconnect and catch up.
Thank you for helping me to kick things off and set me up for a successful 545-mile journey!