One of my closest friends in the world, Polee, has just come out that he’s got HIV. Though I initially felt sad about the news, I’m super happy and proud of him that he’s turned into an advocate.
And to celebrate his birthday on May 30, he’ll be taking a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the Gay & Lesbian Center that’s been helping him through this ordeal. Please help him in raising funds so that more HIV-positive persons can live well until a cure is finally found.
Here’s an excerpt of Polee’s letter:
From May 31st through June 6th I will ride 545 miles on a bicycle as part of AIDS/LifeCycle 8 to raise money and awareness to fight HIV/AIDS and support those living with this disease.
AIDS/LifeCycle is the only AIDS fundraising cycling event in California organized and co-produced by the beneficiaries. With your help, my fundraising efforts will enable L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center to continue providing leadership to prevent new HIV infections and to develop ground-breaking prevention program and bold policy initiatives. The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. Together we can do our part to support the Center and its clients.
I am asking for your financial support as I ride to Los Angeles for this cause. Side by side we CAN realize a world free of HIV and the human suffering it causes.
I greatly appreciate your time, your consideration, and your donation. I will keep you posted on my progress.
Paoi Eulalia http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/pauleulalia
Tara na and donate! CLICK HERE to help Polee in his cause.