AIDS/LifeCycle 11 Kick Off Party

DATE: Saturday, January 21nd

TIME: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

LOCATION: Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Grab your red dress or attire and join hundreds of cyclists, volunteer “roadies,” and supporters for an event marking the official start of training and preparation for the eleventh AIDS/LifeCycle, the largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser in the world.  The theme of this only-in-San Francisco event is “Red Dress Day in January.”  It’s a tribute to one of the most popular days on the annual AIDS/Lifecycle, when cyclists, roadies, and support staff wear red, usually with great flair.

“If you’ve ever considered being a part of AIDS/LifeCycle but haven’t yet signed up, don’t miss this party!  No matter who you are, AIDS/LifeCycle is a place where everyone belongs,” said Neil Giuliano, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  “As training season begins for our eleventh ride, we’re excited to see so many veterans coming back and so many new faces joining AIDS/LifeCycle for the very first time.”

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully-supported, seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, June 3-9, 2012.  It supports the free local HIV/AIDS services of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.  Participants for this year’s ride have already raised more than $1 million dollars, crossing that important fundraising threshold in near-record time.  Last year’s event raised a record $13 million.

About AIDS/LifeCycle
AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully-supported, seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  It’s a life-changing ride—not a race—through some of California’s most beautiful countryside.  AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is designed to advance their shared interest to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.

About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco.  At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco.  Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.

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