AV200 - Riding for HIV Vaccine Research
Hello friends and family!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my fundraising webpage for the AIDS Vaccine 200! Let me let you know what I'm doing and how your donation will help make a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS
AIDS vaccine bike rides are fundraising efforts to support HIV vaccine research at places like Emory University and UCLA. We raise money to support innovative and new research that supports the development of vaccines against HIV. Sometimes it's new methods, and sometimes it supports new researchers to build a foundation to allow them to go on apply for NIH funding. More details at: https://vaccines.emory.edu/research/programs/hiv-aids-research.html
I did my first AIDS Vaccine Ride in 2001 from Montreal, QC to Portland, ME, and it was challenging but oh so inspiring. The thing that struck me though was how important the partnership was between the riders and donors for the beneficiaries. We are so powerful when we work together, and after many years, that first ride still motivates me. Later on, I would join an incredible goup of riders and crew with Charity Treks and do many rides across New England to support Emory and UCLA. Having grown up in Georgia, I was very excited about the AV200, and I did my first AV200 in 2019. (I will confess to not remembering that the terrain east of Atlanta was so hilly...) Things over the next few years have been strange, but I'm excited to finally get back to Georgia this May for the AV200. This is also the 20th anniversary of the ride, and I'm happy to get back on the bike.
And here we are about to kick off another ride. This is where I need your help--will you consider making a donation to help support HIV vaccine research at Emory and essential HIV/AIDS services in the Atlanta area? Click the DONATE NOW button, and let's get going! Your help is key to moving us forward in the fight against HIV. Donations can be tax-deductible, but consult with your tax professional for a more complete determination.
Thank you for your time, and I appreciate your support for me on the ride and our beneficiaries! I'll post updates on my Facebook profile, so keep an eye open.
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