Team Gear Up 4 Ybor Youth Clinic - team # 1393
Why would you want to get on a bike and ride 165 miles?" For us, at Team Gear Up 4 Ybor Youth Clinic, the answer was simple. SMART Ride had given our clinic a Lifeline Award this year so the we could expand our PrEP program. That money is already being put to work to combat the spread of HIV in our vulnerable youth patient population and we, two slightly older, non-bike riding physicians, decided to say thank you by committing to ride in this year's SMART Ride. So here we are, training for a once in a lifetime, 2 day ride from Miami to Key West hoping that our story inspires our families, friends, colleagues, and anyone else who happens to land on this page to donate generously to support SMART Ride's efforts in the fight against HIV. We have set an ambitious goal to raise more that the required $1250 per team member because we have personally seen the impact SMART Ride funds can have on organizations like ours.
The event guarantees that every penny raised (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. Now, more than ever, we need to believe 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".