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GOAL: $3,000
RAISED: $2,000

M. Jeanne Wirpsa - non-rider # 164

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).

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.

As many of you know, I'm new to long-distance biking so this will be very challenging physically and mentally. I promise my non-quitting spirit will kick in if you choose to support me and the cause. When I tire, I'll remember you believed in me and in a world without AIDS.

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My Heroes

Cynthia Barnard

Jeanne, thank you for doing this! Your dream and energy inspire us all.

Joshua Hauser
Thank you for doing this Jeanne!

Mark Bradley
Way to go Jeanne. Proud to have you part of our team!

Rick & Joan Walsh
Thank you so much for doing this Jeanne - God's speed!

Susan McConnell & Beth ONeil McConnell
We'll be with you Jeanne with the dream of a future without AIDS

Lewis Schlanbusch
Mary Puls
Congrats on your commitment to such a worthy cause!... Mary is jealous... wishes she was riding with you! Enjoy the ride knowing you are changing live

Margaret McCamant
proud to know you and to support this effort

Sara Mattocks
So very proud of you, Jeanne! Just when I don't think you can further amaze me!

Amy Blumenthal
I remember when my son did the Minneapolis to Chicago ride when he was 16. I hope it's as moving (pun intended) an experience for you as it was for

Karen Pugliese
NM Central DuPage Hospital
Strength, Wisdom & Courage! Mat the wind sale aye at your back. Blessings & Godspeed!

Lynda Hazen

Lynda Hazen

Karen Schrage
Get padded bike shorts and you can never have too much water or too many bananas!

Terra Solove

Jane Light
Strong,. Thoughtful. Inspiring. Have a good, safe ride.

Jean Kosova
Such an inspiration. Have a great ride Jeanne.

Eileen Crowley
You go, Girl! Fly like the wind...and may that wind be behind you helping you fly.

Laura Walsh
Good luck!

Ellen Elpern

MaeLynn McCrory
Point yourself towards Cuba and just start peddling!

Lisa Williams
Northwestern Medicine
So impressed with your generous spirit and courage! Best to you in this journey!

Pam Palmentera

Angela Pace-Moody
Congrats and have a great time for a great cause!

Sue Schlanbusch
SO proud of you, praying you make it all the way

JoAnn Faulhaber
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Go Jeanne!