Chuck Hinchliffe - Rider # 408
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.
is a multi-faceted agency in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties serving the HIV+ community via Medical Case Management, Eligibility, Minority AIDS Initiative, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Prevention/Testing/Outreach services. We have funding from Ryan White Part A and B, Project AIDS Care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and many other grants and awards. We also serve three counties via our Metro Centers which provide crucial community resources including; LGBTQA Primary Care, Pharmacy, Targeted Programming that address the specific needs of our diverse population, a David Bohnett Foundation Cyber Center, meeting space and safe haven for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Queer and Ally communities. Metro has a 23 year history of compassionate community service and care.
is the oldest and largest non-profit minority AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Central Florida. Miracle of Love’s founder Lowell D. Stafford began providing care services to multicultural communities in 1991 with the use of volunteers and his own SSI checks. The Organization was not incorporated until 1997 and in 1998 received it’s first federal grant award. The mission of the Organization is to provide comprehensive, multicultural HIV/AIDS care, education and prevention services that are effective and responsive to the Central Florida communities. Miracle of Love, Inc. services are designed to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and care services for people living with HIV/AIDS in order for them achieve positive medical outcomes by keeping them in care and treatment programs. With over 19 years of outstanding service, Miracle of Love continues serve as a repository for education, support and care, community advocacy, and referral services.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".