Kevin Clevenger - Rider # 175
On Friday November 17th, and Saturday November 18th 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 14th 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).
Glen Weinzimer made a speech 2 years ago at White Pier in Key West for the closing ceremony of SMART Ride. His speech started about a sponsor questioning "Is AIDS still a thing?". I said to myself "I don't know a person with AIDS or has died from it". Unfortunately Glen Weinzimer was right. AIDS IS STILL A THING and I lost my best friend Jerry of 27 years to this horrible disease May 25th, 2017.
WHAT AM I DOING TO CHANGE THIS:
I am riding with hundreds of other riders 165 miles (2 days) on bicycle from Miami to Key West on Nov 17th and 18th. I need YOUR help to get me to my fundraising goal of $1,250. EVERY dollar is guaranteed to benefit 7 agencies throughout Florida that helps people with HIV/AIDS. Your donation is tax deductible. Please help me fight this terrible disease!! #rideforacure #knowyourstatus #pedalwithpurpose #smartride14 #every$helps
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".