Two summers ago I rode my bicycle across Montana to raise money for an AIDS vaccine. Due to the kind donations of friends and family, I raised over $5,000. This year I am participating in the Empire State AIDS Ride as a volunteer.
The Empire State AIDS Ride is organized by cyclists and is an all volunteer effort. The costs of the ride are being paid for by registration fees and generous donations from businesses and individuals. This means that nearly all of the money raised will be going to the four beneficiaries. In fact, the organizers estimate that 96% of the donations will be sent directly to the beneficiaries. There are not that many charities that can keep their administrative costs this low. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause.
The ride starts on August 18th. I will be updating this site with photos from the road, so watch this space!