This year I will be participating in my first AIDS Lifecycle. We will be riding 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 7 days! I have been training for this even since the beginning of the year and I have wanted to participate in it since I moved to LA (6 years ago). I finally think I am in a place where not only can I complete the ride, but more importantly enjoy it!
We are raising money to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS. This is the 10th year of the ride and in California alone there are 151,000 people living with HIV. Nationally, 70 percent of all new infections occur in communities of color and people under the age of 25 are increasingly affected.
The costs associated with medical care and treatment for a person with HIV are about $20,000 per year. Access to life-saving drugs, clinical trials and state-of-the-art treatment helps those with the disease live a longer and better quality of life. AIDS/LifeCycle will help those living with HIV/AIDS gain greater independence and get the treatment and care they need. Prevention services geared towards high-risk populations will ensure that future generations will not experience the same level of loss that we have faced in the last two decades.
If you would like to donate to my fund raising effort, you can do so on my personal page.
If you would like to learn more about the ride, please visit AIDS Lifecycle.