R. J. Hadley - Rider # 145
In 2019 I joined an amazing crew, Bike Parking and as tradition goes I alternate between crewing and riding
In 2020 I'm riding. 34 years ago I found out I am HIV positive. 27 years ago the definition of AIDS applies to me having had my 1st lymphoma.
Today as an employee of a SMART Ride beneficiary, Broward House I see daily where your contributions go
On Friday November 15th, and Saturday November 16th I will join hundreds of other individuals who will ride their bicycles or crew from Miami to Key West 165-miles. Our journey will be one filled with hope, filled with pride, and filled with the dream of a future free of AIDS. This year will mark the 16th year of The SMART Ride journey, I have set an ambitious goal to help raise more than the required $1250 because I believe what we do makes a difference (and because 100% of the money you donate will go back to the community).
The event guarantees that every penny that I raise (with your help) will be given to AIDS Service Organizations and directed to prevention, education and direct services. Together we can make a real difference, we can change the world, and help free future generations of living with HIV, while helping those already affected, infected or at risk today stay healthy.
We can share the words of Margaret Mead "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."