What: Kickoff event for AIDS/LifeCycle 9, a seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles on June 6-12 that raises critically needed funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s HIV prevention programs. The kickoff will include presentations by San Francisco AIDS Foundation clients and past ride participants.
When: Sunday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., San Francisco
Speakers include San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who will deliver a city proclamation in honor of the 15th anniversary of Positive Pedalers - an organization of bicyclists living with HIV whose participation in AIDS/LifeCycle raises awareness of HIV/AIDS. For more information
: Call (415) 581-7077 or go to http://www.aidslifecycle.org/kickoff/sf.html
Debra Holtz, media relations manager at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, (415) 487-3071 or email@example.com
Background: AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center to advance their efforts to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS. The annual event aims to increase awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS among participants, their donors and the general public.
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation provides leadership to prevent new HIV infections. Linking community experience with science, the Foundation develops groundbreaking prevention programs and bold policy initiatives to promote health and create sustainable progress against HIV. Established in 1982, the Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.