May 13, 2022
HIV or vulnerable to HIV transmission have free access to our services. Your participation helps to decrease the stigma around HIV/AIDS, and honor those who have passed away due to AIDS-related causes.
We’re 36 days till theevent weekend—plenty of time for you to finish your fundraising strong! Don’t wait any longer, though. The Event weekend will be here before you know it!
Easy Fundraising Tips you can do TODAY
Every donation you raise for RFLC helps TPAN to deliver on its mission. Donations help ensure that people living with
Here is a list of what you can do TODAY to help you reach your fundraising minimum. If you signed up to crew, while there is no minimum, you can fundraise too!
- Start a Facebook and/or Instagram fundraiser and make it unique. For example, “I’m asking 25 friends to make a $25 donation”.
- Encourage your family and friends to donate by sending them an email. Tell them why you are doing the Ride and how donations will help your community (include a link to your donation page). Here is an example of an email you might send.
- Contact RFLC event staff for help planning a team fundraiser—we have establishments ready to host a fundraiser for RFLC participants.
- Make a social media post with a link to your donation page, asking your followers and friends to donate. Be sure to include a picture.
- Find out if your company has a matching gift program. If they do, submit the paperwork needed to get your donations matched--DOUBLE the impact of your fundraising.
- Use your phone to record a video of yourself, sharing why you are doing the Ride and ask for donations. Text the video to your friends and family.
- Thank the people who have donated to you! Many people will donate more than once if they know how much you appreciate their support.
Program Highlight of the Week: Behavioral Health Services
Behavioral Health services at TPAN are affirming and strengths-based, designed for HIV-positive individuals and those vulnerable for HIV, 18 years of age and older, who are looking for compassionate support in dealing with a range of mental health and emotional issues. Clients of TPAN can receive individual counseling, group counseling, peer support groups, and psychiatry at no charge. The donations raised through the Ride keep these programs free for anyone who needs them.
We are back out on the roads this weekend for our weekly training. We’ll start at Winnemac Park. Be there at 7:45 AM, ready to leave at 8 AM. This is the route on Ride with GPS.
Please email Patrick at P.firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
**If you are planning a fundraiser, let us know so we can add you to our event calendar. **
CPR Training: Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 PM at TPAN
TPAN is hosting a CPR/AED training session for volunteers. Crew is welcome to attend. Space is limited to 25 people. If you are signed up as a volunteer or crew and want to attend, send an email to Andrew to reserve your space.
Team Cheetah Fundraiser: Sunday, May 22, 2-5 PM at Marty’s Martini Bar. There will be prizes, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.
Team Chicago House’s Annual WOD Fundraiser: Saturday, June 4, 12:30 – 3 PM at Feast Fitness + Nutrition. $30. No cross-training experience is required!
Team Fred Fundraiser: Tea in A’ville presents: PRIDE RIDE, Sunday, June 5, 4-8pm at Rewired Cafe and Pizza Bar. More details coming soon.
Upcoming Opportunities for Training
Saturday, May 14, 7:45 AM at Winnemac Park