Tom Runyan - crew # 115
To all my friends and family.
Thank you so much for helping me and our team raise over $32,642 last November for the Smart Ride. We were in the top 10 of the fundraising teams and the entire ride raised over $1 million. Every penny of that $1m raised will go to agencies in Florida.
PLEASE DONATE, RIDE OR CREW THIS YEAR. JOIN OUR TEAM.
This will be my 4th Smart Ride this year. On Friday November 17th, and Saturday November 18th, 2017, I will join hundreds of other individuals who will ride their bicycles or crew from Miami to Key West 165-miles. This year will mark the 14th year of The SMART Ride journey. I know you may have supported me in the past, but I am asking once again for you to dig deep and send in the LOVE.
Last year, our TEAM LOVE ALWAYS WINS trained, fund-raised, laughed, cried and supported one another during the ride. We are a committed group of riders dedicated to the benefits that this fundraising activity raises. LOVE ALWAYS WINS was borne out of myself, Derek Maingot and DJ Michael Tank coming together after the Orlando Tragedy in 2016 and saying that we have to do something to stop the divisive hate going on in our country and our world. Our message is simple, LOVE ALWAYS WINS. If you think about it, LOVE can manifest itself in an infinite number of ways.
Our journey will be one filled with hope, filled with pride, and filled with the dream of a future free of AIDS. I have set an ambitious goal to help raise more than $7,500.00 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".