This week, 2,300 people from 10 countries and 43 states are riding their bikes 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Combined, they will raise over $11 million to fight AIDS. If ever you were looking for a vision of humanity, strength, support, caring, hope, charity, power, passion, dreaming, giving, or love, look no farther than the AIDS/Lifecycle.
I am so proud of these riders and volunteers (and all those who have walked, ridden, danced, and donated to these events before them). My friend Peter runs communications for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. I am super proud of him. Several people I know are riding this year, or have in the past. One day, I hope to get my act together and do it myself. For now, I'll take comfort and joy knowing that something amazing is happening in California this week. Ride on, people! I'm with you.