I would like to start off with a Thank You to everyone that has made a donation, passed along the message(s) to other friends/co-workers, and those that have continuously shown support the past few months of this journey. Because of the efforts shared by you all, I am happy to announce that together we have climbed up to 51% of the goal. I had set a goal of $5000.00 to raise awareness and continue to fight the epidemic that has taken millions from us…AIDS. Over the months that I have been fundraising, meeting other cyclist, and training I have heard and remembered the many stories that I have received so far. Stories from those that I never expected to hear from, stories from those with this disease and their challenges, and donations from people I least expected it from. So to all of you…thank you every much.With being 51% of the way to reaching the goal of $5000.00 I know there is still more to do. As the months get closer the raising gets harder. So I am asking for your help yet again. If there is anyway for you to make a donation, send the message below to someone who may be able to, or raise awareness…it would be a great help. Once again the link to find out more or make a donation is : http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jayproanoA Message About Why:
I first read about AIDS/Lifecycle ride last year and was extremely interested in the ride, but knew I was no where near shape enough to do it. But I did make myself a promise to ride, the completion of the 545+mi journey, will be my goal and greatest accomplishment. So a year has gone by and life has gotten busy, to be honest I forgot of this goal until just a four months ago when I saw AIDS/LIFECYCLE on Facebook. I click the “LIKE” button, visited the website, BEGGED for an extra week off of work, and the next thing I knew…I got the OK and was registering to ride.
AIDS/HIV is a horrible disease that has effected some of the people closest to me, never have I looked at him/her any different, never have I judged anyone with it…BUT I have wondered what would happen if the medication doesn’t work, I have wondered how big that empty hole in my life will be without their big personalities to cheer me up. Those friends close to me, those friends I will meet, and the many lives that will be touched along the path of this ride is why I am riding. I’m Riding to End AIDS.
From June 5-11, 2011, I’m bicycling in AIDS/LifeCycle. It’s a 7-day, 545+ mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Help me support the millions lost, effected, and those that will be born into the world of this epidemic by giving what you can. We’ll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.
Thanks in Advance!
Raul Jay Proano
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