Gary Gaal - Rider # 40
GREETINGS FROM TAMPA, FLORIDA!
years past, I'd been supporting a few of my friends on this ride by
monetary donations; and offering my services at their fund-raising events
throughout the seasons... all because I cared NOT ONLY for
them, but for the wonderful 'movement' they were supporting. Several years ago,
I decided to be on their ‘Pit Crew’, and from the moment I witnessed the
candle-lighting event at the opening ceremony that year, I committed to riding
my bike the following year, and I have enjoyed the camaraderie every mile along
the way each year. THIS NOVEMBER... I'm pedaling again!
is the time to BE ONE OF MY SUPPORTERS, RIDE WITHIN MY HEART...
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 15th year of The SMART Ride journey, I have set an ambitious
goal to help raise more than the required $1,250 because I believe what we do
makes a difference (and because 100% of the money you donate will go back to
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".
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