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Will you consider joining me in my effort to save lives and build awareness surrounding AIDS/HIV?

This June, I'll be riding my bike from San Francisco to Santa Monica, California in support of the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.  This 545-mile journey with over 22,000 feet of climbing will pale in comparison to what some families deal with every day.

Recently, a co-worker of mine mentioned that this ride has been a bucket list item for him.  He has friends who have been impacted by HIV, and has volunteered at summer camps for children affected by the virus.  I naively thought this disease had been beaten, but having heard his perspective, I'm aiming to spread awareness about those living with HIV and the critical needs faced by them and their families.  

By supporting this cause, you take a stand against stigma, helping to create a world where health justice is a reality for everyone. 

How can you help?

1) Read more about the plight facing those dealing with HIV.  If this note leads you to understand the fact that AIDS is still affecting an enormous number of families, then I've fulfilled my quest for increased awareness.  Here are a few places to start if you wish to learn more:

2) Join me in raising funds for the 2024 AIDS/LifeCycle ride.  Your donation will benefit two incredible charities that are making a difference in supporting families impacted by the AIDS epidemic.  Simply click the "Support Me" button on this page.

3) Read more about the guy who enlightened me, Eric Kingsbury- my teammate for what promises to be a thrilling and emotional ride with thousands of allies. 

4) Find and support or volunteer for a charity in your area that is supporting victims of HIV.  The epidemic does not discriminate by geography, and continues to disproportionately impact those who face the biggest economic challenges.

Please don't feel pressure to make a financial contribution.  My goal is to increase awareness, and if you've read this far, I've succeeded.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Your friend,