2015 Red Ribbon Ride
If you've come this far, you probably already know that I've again committed to participating in the Minnesota Red Ribbon Ride. I'm one of the courageous participants that is taking the challenge to raise funds for seven Minnesota-based AIDS service organizations.
This is my 8th year of riding 300 miles in four days across MN to help this great cause. Over the years I have met and biked with people that have benefitted from the funds raised in this event. A young man I have had the honor of getting to know and biking with contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion received when he was 12. WIth the treatment made possible through agency's the ride supports, he is in school and leading a productive life. Another person I have biked with was making plans for his funeral when a drug was introduced and is now working full-time and enjoying life. Both of these men are here today because of the funds raised with the ride.
The amazing sense of community is such a big part of this ride. Words cannot describe how great one feels knowing that riding a bike can give people a good quality of life. Money goes to feeding people at least one good meal a day, providing shelter; make sure that people receive their medications and so much more. The money stays in the area to help our neighbors.
But to achieve this I need your help. In fact, I'm going to need support from many people to reach my goal. I'm hoping that I can count on you to be part of my support team.
Will you support me?
You can make a donation to my fundraising campaign right here by clicking on "Click here to make a gift to Nona", just above the thermometer. If you prefer to write a check, you can download a donation form by using the link at the bottom of the page. If you want to participate in the event with me, you can register now on this site. It will prove to be an amazing event!
Over the next few months I plan to update this page frequently so you can follow my progress, so please visit often. While you're here you might want to spend some time on the site to find out more about why this event is so important, and learn about the people who will benefit from the money we raise.
Again, thank you for your support!
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