Welcome to Keith's 7th Ride for Life Chicago!
I accepted the challenge of volunteering to raise money as a fundraising rider for the Ride For Life Chicago 2020 for my seventh year because I want to help raise vital funds to support HIV services in the community. In addition, through my participation, and with your support, we will continue to raise awareness around HIV in an effort to reduce the debilitating effects of shame and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
This year, despite the Ride being virtual, is more important than ever! Access to care is even more important in these unprecedented times. TPAN has been offering tele-health services, as well as restoring an increasing number in-person services. Your donation, which can be one-time or monthly, will support TPAN’s services.
What does The Ride do?
The Ride brings together donors, volunteers, cyclists, and advocates to ensure that nearly 2,000 people per year have access to TPAN's life-saving care and services at no cost.
What are TPAN’s services?
It includes HIV care, but also outreach and prevention, primary care services, peer support, and social services to people who often have nowhere else to turn. Its innovative programs and clinical services address issues across the lifespan - from providing LGBTQ homeless youth with drop-in services and connection to housing support and medical care, to delivering mental health services for older adults living with HIV. TPAN also delivers treatment information and education to more than 100,000 people across the country through its care journal and magazine, Positively Aware. An exciting new program launched in 2019, called Paws and Effect, connects isolated individuals in Chicago to a new way of healing with an innovative dog-pairing program. As of mid-2020, five canines were each placed with and individual in need, with great results!
I wish I could do it all myself, but I need your support, no matter what amount—any amount is generous and appreciated.
Please support me by making a donation. Whatever you can do will make a difference! I greatly appreciate your support! Please click the red "Donate Now" button on the right.
Through the Ride for Life Chicago, thousands of donors and more than 300 volunteer cyclists, advocates, crew, and team members help provide care to 2,000 people every year in Chicago and a lifeline of HIV health and treatment information to more than 100,000 people across the country. Our mission is to empower all lives affected by HIV and its many health challenges. The name “Ride for Life” reflects this event’s powerful impact: every mile, every donation and sponsorship, and every volunteer helps save lives through the work of TPAN and our community partners.
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