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GOAL: $1,000
RAISED: $175

Landon Woolston - Crew # 2047



On November 17th and 18th, I will join hundreds of other individuals who will ride their bicycles or crew from Miami to Key West 165-miles for the 14th annual SMART Ride!  Our journey will be one filled with hope, pride, and the dream of a future free of AIDS.

I will be crewing with Team Prideliners this year, and I have set a personal goal of raising $1,000!  Here's why:

1) Because I believe what we do at Pridelines makes real difference, and because 100% of the money you donate will go back to the community!  A portion of these dollars also goes directly toward supporting LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness who are also living with HIV.

2) Because this is personal -- I lost a dear friend to HIV/AIDS-related complications after he lost his health insurance and experienced a gap in treatment.  He was like a father to me, and I watched him die slowly and painfully over the course of a month.  I can't fathom how so many lived through losing friend after friend in the early AIDS era.  It's time to put an end to this epidemic.

3) Because my trans community matters!  The  CDC estimates that rates of new HIV infections in the trans community are anywhere from 3 - 9 times the national average.  That's unacceptable.  So many trans folks are forced to turn to sex work to meet the most basic of needs, and many of us suffer from the effects of mental health issues, incarceration, homelessness, unemployment, higher levels of substance use, stigma, discrimination, social rejection, family rejection, and limited access to health care.  All of these factors impact the health and wellbeing of transgender people, putting the trans community at increased risk for HIV.

Every single dollar that I raise will be given to AIDS Service Organizations and directed to prevention, education and direct services!  Together, we can support Pridelines, our youth, our friends, and the trans community.  Together, we can make a real difference -- one that will help free future generations from living with HIV, while simultaneously supporting those already affected by (or at-risk of) HIV to stay healthy.

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." --Joel A. Barker
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Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. Joel A. Barker
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/joelabark158200.html?src=t_change_the_world

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My Heroes

Star Rodriguez
Star Rodriguez PA
$100.00
Thank you for all you do!

Sara Flaaten
$50.00
ride safe, we love you. Anat and Sara

Jennifer Solomon
$25.00
Donating to honor the memory of my Uncle Neil who was one of the 1st heroes to lose his life to AIDS. Thank you LJ for riding for a cure!