Help Zach support TPAN to save lives
This spring I tried out biking and found out that I loved it. In true Zach fashion, I'm jumping into the deep end of the pool: I've taken it as a goal to bike 100 miles in support of TPAN. Hopefully between my training over the next few months and knowing that you have supported the cause, I will be able to make it across that finish line.
TPAN was founded in 1987 as the Test Positive Aware Network during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Today, it helps safeguard the health and well-being of hundreds of individuals and families affected by HIV. They provide a wide range of services that help the entire individual as they navigate through their journey. HIV is survivable, but only for those with the proper support and medication.
Almost 30% of those who visit TPAN are homeless, and many are coping with mental health or substance use issues. The average client has an annual household income of $15,000. TPAN’s free services address co-occurring conditions faced by HIV-positive and vulnerable individuals—HIV stigma, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, unemployment, extreme poverty and inadequate access to healthcare.
As an added bonus, your dollars will also help support Chicago House. Chicago House works to find employment and housing for homeless people living with HIV as well as avid legal and medical guidance for the trans
Thank you so much for your support. You will be saving lives, and helping me get across the finish line.
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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