There are some things we have no power over. This is something I can do. I love to ride my bike, I love people. There are people I love who are no longer with us because of AIDS. I do …
CAUSE: H2B General Fund (shared)
Riding from Sagamore to Provincetown
Rider #: 37
MEMBER OF: First Parish Brookline
beloved family,acquaintances & friends & friends I don't know yet:
Hard to believe! This is my 5th year doing the H2B ride. Any difference I can make- it is a good thing. Each year I ride for John, Frederick,whom I miss dearly, and unnamed others we have lost to AIDs and HIV related illnesses.
Who wants to be defined by life threatening disease? Not me. I choose to be challenged by it. My first year doing the ride, I was undergoing chemo. My second ride, I had two life threatening diagnoses. (Things have stabilized.) Each day I think of those who struggle to live. My mantra is "I can do it". On the big hills "I can do it". I see the faces of some of my friends who I've lost - I DO think of them. Call it: fortunate, blessed, privileged, lucky - I can do it, and so I do it for those that can't. This year I'm 68 and remember the conversation I had last year during breakfast at Bayside Betsy's with a rider I recognized from the long ride. He was 73 and has done it every year since it started. What a great inspiration he is!!!
It's so easy to make a donation. Please support my efforts with whatever amount you can afford. 100% of the money raised by riders like myself, goes directly to the agencies that provide quality health care, medications, support, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention education.
My goal is to raise in excess of $1400.00 this year. Please join me in making a difference in the world we all share and a difference in the lives of so many we live with.
with love, hugs and healing light,
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