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GOAL: $5,000
RAISED: $5,557

Jim Nixon - Rider # 186



This will be my 2nd year riding in the Smart Ride. On Friday, November 15th, and Saturday, November 16th, 2019 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. Each SMART Rider is expected to raise money a minimum of $1,250 to designate to local AIDS Service Organizations; I have set my own personal goal of raising $5,000. Raising funds along with awareness is equally important because I believe what we do makes a difference (and because 100% of the money you donate will go back to the community).

I’ve lost two partners to HIV/AIDS since 1988. I am not normally one to talk about how HIV/AIDS has affected me personally, but HIV/AIDS has had a heavy impact on my life. The SMART Ride is full of riders like me who have lost partners, friends and loved ones to HIV/AIDS. Awareness of HIV — especially in the LGBT community — is my primary interest.

The SMART Ride — Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride — “was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS,” For its 16th consecutive year, riders travel from across the United States (some from as far as Hawaii) to join in raising both funds and awareness for the epidemic that affects nearly 140,000 here in Florida and more than 1 million nationwide. The SMART Ride is unique in that it is the only AIDS bike ride of its size to give 100% of funds raised back to AIDS service organizations. The second biggest AIDS bike ride overall in the United States; the SMART Ride has raised more than $10.4 million since 2002.

The Smart Ride 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.

I refer to You, my donors as “Warriors,” and for good reason. With federal budget cuts in global HIV funding, it is absolutely necessary — now more than ever — to raise funds for local services. Donors like you understand this and face the challenge head-on.

“You must know your status; we have seen increases in Pinellas County of exposure to HIV in recent years. We still have a message to get out there, that there are options. Protect yourself. Play safe. If you test negative, do PrEP so that someday we can have an end to this. In the early ages of HIV, it was very well-known as a death sentence without access to medicines and medical care that would prolong your life. Today because of advances in medicine, HIV doesn’t necessarily mean a death sentence. You’re able to maintain a healthy lifestyle, adopt a medical regimen with medication to prevent the damaging side effects of HIV.”

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$100.00

Gerry connors
$100.00

Robert blackmon
$100.00

Larry biddle
$100.00

Mark mann
$100.00

Joe milla
$100.00

Ed lally
$100.00

trina joyce
$100.00

Kanika Tomalin
$100.00
Jim, we're so proud of you and your commitment to make a difference and raise awareness through the Smart Ride. I'm honored to support your effort.

Gerry connors
$100.00

Brian sprague
$77.00

Tony langworthy
$75.00

Larry biddle
$75.00

Cate colgan
$75.00

Larry biddle
$60.00

Stephanie tuttle
$60.00

Ed lally
$60.00

Rob scott
$57.00

James mccracken
$55.00

Jody locke
$54.00

Donald Dotzauer
$50.00
Let's Ride!

schauer
$50.00

Ed lally
$50.00

MARK HAFEN
$50.00

CHRISTOPHER EATON
$50.00

Tom young
$50.00

Lucinda johnston
$50.00

Nancy frainetti
$50.00

Rick boylan
$50.00

Hal freedman
$50.00

Lucinda johnston
$50.00

Bruce anders
$50.00

Brian engel
$50.00

Susan crockett
$50.00

Carl Rutledge
Mind & Body Clinic Corporation
$50.00
Safe Travel!!

Colin Mcphee
$50.00
Proud of you!

Terrence brown
$50.00

Jason Fields
$50.00
Go Jim!

Gerry connors
$50.00

Gina discianno
$50.00

Lucinda johnston
$50.00

Mariruth kennedy
$50.00

Michael wright
$50.00

David flintom
$50.00

Janie Lorenz
$50.00
Jim, you are the best! I am so proud to support you!

Michael/Mark O\'Neill?/Callahan
$50.00
Hope you exceed your goal. Good luck on the ride.

Kevin king
$50.00

Benjamin kirby
$50.00

Christian sidwell
$50.00

Felix reyes
$50.00

Sabine niehaus
$50.00

Ron macdougall
$50.00

Dena lebowitz
$40.00

Thompson kellett
$40.00

Diane kulp
$40.00

Robert dernus
$40.00

Ken Stuart halik
$35.00

James Nixon
$33.00
Hit my Goal of 5K!

John rodriguez
$30.00

Bethany ellis
$30.00

Ed marks
$30.00

Genece minshew
$30.00

Rosemary greene
$30.00

schauer
$30.00

Leigh davis
$30.00

Dena lebowitz
$30.00

Tom young
$30.00

Aislinn stone
$30.00

Los diaz
$30.00

Bruce berry
$30.00

Bob groves
$30.00

Eileen donovan
$30.00

Theresa jones
$30.00

Lisa meyers
$25.00

Kiki russell
$25.00

Molly Robison
EPIC (Empath Partners in Care)
$25.00
Pedal fast!

Cory adler-leidersdorff
$25.00

Scott friedman
$25.00

Hal freedman
$25.00

David dilley
$25.00

Bob sanders
$25.00

John orr
$25.00

Whitney fox
$25.00

Heather darling
$25.00

Mario farias
$25.00

Bob ribits
$25.00

John orr
$25.00

Jose Ramirez
$25.00
Happy Birthday Jim!

Deborah figgs-sanders
$25.00

Jr kelly
$25.00

Susan booth
$25.00

Debra little
$25.00

Katie deits
$25.00

Scott friedman
$25.00

Dan parri
$25.00

John orr
$25.00

Mario farias
$25.00

Rob mcguire
$25.00

Francheska conchas martinez
$23.00

Katie deits
$20.00

Amanda patanow
$20.00

Marissa maravillo
$20.00

Michelle mazuros
$20.00

Amanda patanow
$20.00

Marissa maravillo
$20.00

Darlene bolinger
$20.00

Lisa meyers
$20.00

Gina driscoll
$20.00

Eric casaccio
$20.00

Stanley solomons
$20.00

Deborah figgs-sanders
$20.00

Darlene bolinger
$20.00

Chuck loesche
$20.00

Kevin derby
$20.00

Joshua wallace
$20.00

Scott turner
$15.00

Gerard izzo
$15.00

Gerard izzo
$15.00

Bob groves
$15.00

Kimberly Kuntz
$10.00

Darlene bolinger
$10.00

Brian mahoney
$10.00

Kate thorpe-eddleman
$10.00

Ernie thornton
$5.00