James Keane - Crew # 2075
November of 2016 I was fortunate to participate and finish the SMART Ride as a first time Rider and I am so very grateful for the support of so many friends and family! This year I am participating in the ride as Crew and am very excited to represent Metro Wellness on the Ceremony Crew for SR14. Due to Hurricane Irma and the devastating impact on the Keys, the ride is scheduled fro January 19 and 20. Support Crew members are tasked with working the event AND raising funds to help those already affected, infected or at risk today stay healthy. It was with the help and support of so many of YOU that helped the ride raise over $1,000,000.00 last year and we are working hard to again surpass that mark. The 2 day ride from Miami to Key West 165-miles is journey 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 $2,500 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".