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Thank you for joining me in this cause! I’m excited to share my AIDS/LifeCycle journey with you.


Dear friends and supporters,

Firstly, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible support you have shown me over the past 13 years in my Aids Lifecycle journey. Thanks to your unwavering encouragement, generous contributions, and the power of our collective efforts, we have accomplished something truly remarkable: we have surpassed my lifetime goal and raised over $100,000 for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Together, we have made a difference, and for that, I am forever grateful.

As I embarked on this journey in 2009, I was inspired by the words of Helen Keller, who famously said, “Together, we can accomplish so much.” It was with this belief in mind that I set out to contribute to the research, education, and support needed to END HIV/AIDS. Today, I stand before you, filled with hope and conviction, knowing that we are closer than ever to achieving our goal.

The advancements we have witnessed are awe-inspiring. Those affected by this devastating disease are living longer, and groundbreaking medications such as PREP have significantly reduced its spread. But our work is far from over. I am writing to you today, just two weeks away from embarking on the grueling 545-mile ride, with an opportunity that is too extraordinary to pass up.

I have been offered a “MATCH GRANT” of up to $1,500, and I need your help to unlock its full potential. Imagine the impact we could make if fifteen people donated $100 each or if thirty people contributed $50 each. With the match, we would be able to raise $3,000, further propelling our mission forward.

Here’s how the numbers add up: 

- 15 people x $100 = $1,500 + Fully Matched = $3,000 

- 30 people x $50 = $1,500 + Fully Matched = $3,000 

- 60 people x $25 = $1,500 + Fully Matched = $3,000

Just when I thought our fundraising for the AIDS Lifecycle was complete, this extraordinary opportunity presented itself. Together, we have the chance to make an even greater impact. I implore you, from the depths of my heart, to consider making a donation today. Your contribution will not only be doubled but will also help us reach our goal before the match grant expires on May 25.

Your kindness, love, and friendship have been the driving force behind our success. I invite you to join me in this final push towards securing the match and creating lasting change in our world. Every dollar counts, and together, we can make a difference that reverberates far beyond this moment.

To make your donation, please visit today. Time is of the essence, so let’s act quickly and seize this incredible opportunity together.

Once again, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your unwavering support. It means more to me than words can express. On June 4, when the ride begins, I will be sharing updates on my journey for 2023. If you’re interested in following along, please connect with me on social media through the links below:

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Together, let’s continue making a difference and building a future free from the grips of HIV/AIDS. Thank you once again for your incredible kindness, love, and friendship.

With heartfelt appreciation,


Gary Graves

a.k.a The Blue-Eyed Cheetah

Gary Graves (he/him/his)
Fullerton, CA | (714) 264-8778

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference." - DR. JANE GOODALL