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On July 8th and 9th, I will be joining hundreds of other individuals riding 100 or 200 hundred miles in support of the 2016 Ride for AIDS Chicago. This year I am 50 years young and will be doing my 6th Ride for AIDS Chicago.
I am participating in the Ride as part of Team Fred -- a community partner for the Ride - which means due to the generosity of the folks at TPAN 50% of what our team raises goes to support the services and people that TPAN srves who are at-risk of or living with HIV, or the organizations across the country that service HIV+ young people that get support from Fred Says (www.fredsays.org) the non-profit charity I started to honor the healing power my dog Fred had in my life after my own HIV diagnosis.
I ride because I can. I am healthy and strong and lucky to be living, surviving and thriving WITH HIV!!
I'm also participating in this event to raise awareness around HIV in an effort to reduce the debilitating effects of shame and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
The months of training and preparing for this Ride is nothing compared to what people living with HIV go through on a daily basis. Thank you for supporting my efforts.
I'm committed... to be a catalyst for change in HIV/AIDS Community by raising vital funds for those living with or at risk for HIV while simultaneously fighting the shame and stigma associated with the disease.
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