Welcome to the Personal Page for Dale Woods
Continuing health concerns have led to a modified format for the 2021 Ride for Life Chicago. To ensure that all participants remain safe and healthy, the Ride is will consist of a single 100 mile group ride instead of riding 200 miles in two days. Well, that is just not enough riding to make it a challenge! So similar to last year, I will commit to riding a total of 14 more individual 100 mile ("century") rides by Labor Day of 2021 and then cap it off with the fun final day of riding with my fellow participants on September 12. Please hope for a summer of great riding weather!
I'm participating in this event to 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. With the political climate we face today, funding and other support for HIV/AIDS continues to see cuts. The funds raised by the Ride for AIDS for TPAN's services are more critical now than ever before. I realize that many people who might support me have been hurt by the financial crisis that has marked the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are unable to donate this year, I understand. If you are able to donate, I appreciate any amount that you can contribute.
Preparing for this Ride is nothing compared to what people living with HIV go through on a daily basis. We are the fortunate ones who are able to share a beautiful day of riding together, sharing moments of joy, moments of poignancy, and memories of friends no longer with us.
Thank you for your support. Please consider a donation to either my personal effort or to my team's joint effort.
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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