Help Me Make My Difference.
On a December Sunday night in 1990, my best friend from Air Farce days woke us up to tell us he had it. "It?" "i'm HIV+!" I don't remember the rest of the converation other than thinking "What do we put on the quilt?" We haven't decided yet and, fortunately, Kent is still with us.
In 1999, at age 51, I did my first bicycle ride to raise funds for HIV/AID agencies in MN. It was the Heartland Ride from Minneapolis to Chicago, where Kent lives. I thought it would be a one-time thing. Wrong! I'm 71 and still at it.
Fortunately, HIV/AIDS is no longer the death sentence it once was. However, the meds to combat it are very expensive: for those without insurance it can be $1,000's per month. There is no cure. There is no vaccine. People are still getting infected.
From August 16 - 18, 2019 I will be participating on the Red Ribbon Ride. The Red Ribbon Ride 2018 is a 3 day, 200 mile bicycle ride from Minneapolis to Duluth that raises vital funds for five HIV/AIDS service organizations in Minnesota; providing HIV treatment, prevention and awareness.
I need your help to reach my personal goal of $5,000. I hope I can count on you to support me on my journey of hope for thousands of Minnesotans with HIV/AIDS and those at risk of infection.
Thank you for your support both this year and for the past 20 years!
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