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About Our Sponsors

Our sponsors generously donate cash, services, and products so that our riders and crew can give 100% of the donations they raise to benefiting HIV/AIDS agencies to use for direct services.

 

Please make sure to visit our sponsors, thank them, and utilize their businesses to show how much we appreciate their support. If you are interested in sponsoring The SMART Ride, you can download The SMART Ride Sponsorship Opportunities Information Package here.

Title Sponsor

CAN Community Health

CAN Community Health has been serving the needs of the HIV community in Florida and the Southern part of the US for over 26 years. CAN is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care, and continual wellness of people living with HIV, hepatitis C, STDs, and other diseases.

 

To date, CAN has 30 clinics and provides comprehensive care to patients regardless of their financial situation, insurance status, or ability to pay. In addition, CAN is very involved in the community through education, prevention, and awareness.

Handlebar Level ($30k+)

ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with or at risk for HIV. ViiV Healthcare’s aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a new approach to deliver effective and innovative medicines for HIV treatment and prevention, as well as support communities affected by HIV. This year marks ten years of ViiV Healthcare innovating on behalf of people living with HIV and advancing their efforts to leave no person living with HIV behind.

Bike Level ($10k+)

Clear Health Alliance

Clear Health Alliance is a health plan for people on Medicaid who are living with HIV/AIDS. Members of the plan can see highly trained HIV/AIDS doctors. Clear Health Alliance also helps members get community services to help them stay well.

To learn more about Clear Health Alliance, please call them toll-free at (877) 777-7871 or TTY 711 for hearing impaired. Their office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You may leave them a message after hours, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and they will call you back the next business day. All calls are private.

FedEx

FedEx was founded on a people-first philosophy, where respect for all people is a fundamental value and everyday business practice. FedEx is made up of more than 290,000 team members from various walks of life, reflecting the value and attention they place on diversity. Their diverse workforce, supplier base and supporting culture enable FedEx to better serve their customers and compete effectively in the global marketplace. They strive to create an environment where people can contribute and grow, and where the values of diversity are woven through their organization. They have six affinity groups that include African-American, Asian, Hispanic, cancer-support, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employee networks. The affinity groups celebrate diversity and promote cultural education.

Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. They strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead’s portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.

Merck

At Merck, corporate responsibility is their daily commitment to tackling the world’s biggest health challenges by discovering better ways to make a difference in everything they do. It is a simple promise that is embedded in their business and informs all their individual actions. Their commitment to corporate responsibility extends to how they achieve their business goals:

  • By discovering smart, sustainable ways to expand global access to effective healthcare
  • By discovering environmentally sustainable ways to meet the world’s health need now and in the future
  • By discovering better ways to create a workplace where their employees–and their business–can thrive
  • By discovering better ways to build and strengthen trusted relationships, by demonstrating the highest ethical standards and communicating with greater transparency.

Frame Level ($5k+)

Starbucks

It’s not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. They’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine – and they couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know them and you’ll see: they are so much more than what they brew.

They make sure everything they do is through the lens of humanity – from their commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way they engage with their customers and communities to do business responsibly.

Runyan Law Firm

Runyan Law Firm has gained a reputation by referral only. Their focus is using ethical and creative solutions to quickly resolve your legal needs. Their attorney-client relationships are built on trust, a foundation that is essential to the legal experience.

Their team works together to bring solutions to your legal needs. Each person is empowered to assist you as far as they possibly can in case the direct person you need is not immediately available. They believe that solid relationships within the office help them to build a better, more effective relationship with their clients.

Their firm is also very knowledgeable on the issues that members of the LGBT community might face in personal or business settings. They are proud members of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network and provide every client with effective representation, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Coral Gables Women’s Club

Coral Gables Women’s Club is a social and community service organization that represents a wide spectrum of women of all ages. In existence since 1929, the Club is comprised of professionals and homemakers from Coral Gables, Kendall, Perrine, Homestead and Miami Beach. Their common bond is a commitment to making Miami a better place to live through helping other organizations with community projects, as well as their own long-term community service project, the May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic for indigent children.

Delmay and Partners

Delmay and Partners offer premier meeting and event planning services packaged with hotel reservations. They return this year to The SMART Ride and will assist with all pre and post housing. Delmay and Partners will also help with the housing needs at Hawks Cay. Delmay & Partners offer transportation from Key West back to Miami for participants looking to return to MorningStar Renewal Center. The proceeds of this travel will directly benefit The SMART Ride.

Design Republic

Design Republic is a leader in NYC in architectural and design joins The SMART Ride for the first time as a sponsor. Design Republic works in the commercial as well as residential fields from pre-planning to completion of any project. Some of their clients include David Yurman, Victoria Secret, and other national and international brand names.

Hawks Cay

Hawks Cay, located midway down the Florida Keys on the tropical 60-acre island of Duck Key, offers some of the world’s best fishing, exciting water sports, dolphin interaction programs, a saltwater lagoon, five gorgeous swimming pools, and a variety of luxurious accommodations, including guest rooms, suites, and villas. Plan a vacation with your family and friends where you can dine in unique restaurants and relax in a full-service spa while kids and teens have fun. All this in the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys. Hawks Cay is the official SMART Ride Friday night lodging. If you would like to visit Hawks Cay during the year, use the following link and they will donate 10% of your room rate back to help offset the costs of The SMART Ride’s housing in November: SMART RIDE Hawks Cay Year Round link

Sidecar Kitchen

Sidecar Kitchen has been the official caterer for The SMART Ride for 3 years. Sidecar provides the dinner and breakfast at Hawks Cay on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Sidecar Kitchen is unique because their entire facility is mobile. That means that if you are doing a wedding, anniversary, or birthday event, you don’t need to rent cooking equipment. From an excellent gourmet five-star experience to a casual cookout, Sidecar has you covered.

Wheel Level ($2500+)

Mother Kombucha

Mother Kombucha joins The SMART Ride providing Agua Kombucha, which is rich in Vitamin B, as an additonal beverage option during dinner on Friday evening and during orientation day.

They brew every small batch by hand, the right way, right here in Florida. They’ve searched the world for the best fair-trade organic teas and curated a variety of unique ingredients to compliment the flavor of their kombucha. And they haven’t forgotten that when you put the best into something, you get the best out of it. 

BankUnited

Welcome to BankUnited. Welcome to a better bank. At BankUnited, there is no runaround and no BankSpeak. Walk through their doors, call them, or log into their website and you’ll discover a better banking experience with knowledgeable experts and the tools you need to move your personal or business finance plans forward. Welcome to one of the strongest and most well-capitalized financial institutions in the country. With more than $13 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, BankUnited is uniquely positioned to serve individuals, families, and growing businesses in the communities we live in. When they say welcome, they know you have not arrived at your final destination. At BankUnited, they are the bridge between where you are now and where you are going, between local and global, between setting your goals and reaping the rewards. At BankUnited, helping the communities they live and work in is who they are. They like to provide a positive foundation for our neighborhoods and engage our communities by providing financial support and actively support the developmental goals and initiatives of the communities they serve. They believe corporate responsibility is essential in developing and sustaining our communities. They have provided financial support for building communities through lending, investments and corporate contributions. Wherever you are on your journey, at BankUnited, they’re with you.

Midland Medical Center

Midland Medical Center is a dedicated medical practice focused on primary health care services as well as special health care and preventative services for HIV, Hepatitis and GLBT patients. They are conveniently located in Oakland Park, FL near Ft. Lauderdale and are open five days a week to serve you.

PDQ

PDQ restaurants participate in hundreds of initiatives each year — Family Nights, PDQ Charity cards, fresh tours, community events and more — to benefit local organizations.

Since their inception, PDQ has donated nearly $6 million and in-kind donations to local charities across the country, including groups like Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Best Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Cancer Center, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Make a Wish, Making Strides for Breast Cancer, Metropolitan Ministries, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and Young Life.

To them, their community is their home. It’s where their guests live. It’s where they work. And it’s why they exist: to help make each of our local communities just, better.

Bourbon Street Pub

Bourbon Street Pub Gay Key West’s Original and Only Video Bar, featuring the “Men Of Bourbon” Nightly, Live VJ’s, Live Shows, 5 Bars, Pool & Jacuzzi. Bourbon Street Pub has been the site of The SMART Ride’s Official Closing Party. Bourbon Street Pub also provides our “virgin bar” at Hawks Cay Resort on Friday evening, giving you a little taste of Key West (without the spirits).

Central American Produce

Central American Produce has provided the fruit for all our pitstops and meals. Not only do they supply us with the freshest produce, but they are also represented on the ride as a rider.

Walgreens

Walgreens is the pharmacy America trusts. Walgreens generously returns to help The SMART ride with needed supply items. Walgreens helps the ride by providing everything from peanut butter for pit stops to bug spray for those occassional mosquitos. Their donation saves The SMART Ride a great deal and helps us continue to give back 100%. 

Wilton Manors Business Association

WMBA joins The SMART Ride as a supporter and has made The SMART Ride their fundraising beneficiary in July during a meeting raising over $3,000 for this year’s event. WMBA is a business association that seeks to raise the awareness and support of local Wilton Manors businesses.

Spokes Level ($1500+)

The Pet Project

Every day, a multitude of pets are voluntarily surrendered to animal shelters solely due to their human companion having financial or health challenges that prevent them from effectively caring for their pet.

The Pet Project is dedicated to dramatically reducing this in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The Pet Project presently provides services to hundreds of clients completely through foundations, local business donations, personal donations, event fundraisers, and countless volunteer hours.

From pet food to veterinarian services, The Pet Project has ensured the animal and human bond continues, often during times when the pet is needed most, such as with the elderly or someone suffering from terminal illness.

Downtown Bicycles

Downtown Bicycles is happy to partner with The SMART Ride and this great cause to help so many. We are located across from the Galleria on Sunrise Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. When you visit- mention The SMART Ride, we offer discounts on your bike and your gear. Proud to be a sponsor…we will see you in November on The SMART Ride.

Four Star Cargo

Four Star Cargo is a leader in the transportation of cargo outside of The United States into the Caribbean and US Virgin Islands. As part of The SMART Ride, Four Star Cargo helps logistically by supporting the ride with transportation equipment, route marking, generators, and more.

Gear Level ($1k+)

Clif Bar

Clif Bar is a family and employee-owned company that believes happy, healthy people create the best food. Our culture, pay, benefits, holistic wellness programs, and dedication to employees’ career growth create a unique and meaningful workplace. Where we take ourselves lightly and our work seriously

Friends of the Ride

Chamois Butt'r

Chamois Butt’r was developed in 1988 by physical therapist and cyclist Steve Mathews in collaboration with pro cyclists, physicians, and chemists. Since then, Chamois Butt’r has continued to evolve and is now available in most US bicycle retailers and distributed internationally.

Bona Italian

With more than 40 years of experience under their belts, Bona understands how to best serve their customers through tried and true service principles. Instead of following trends, they set them. They create food they are proud to serve and deliver it fast with a smile. No matter where you find them, they’re making sure each meal their customers enjoy is delicious and one-of-a-kind.

Poverello Center

The Poverello Center, Inc. was originally founded in 1987 by Father Bill Collins (1931-2017) and his dedicated group of volunteers. At the time, the goal was to feed people who were dying alone and rejected by society in large numbers with complications from AIDS. The crisis was so devastating, and he performed so many last rites, that he began to keep a “book of names” so that the community would not forget how many died and who they were. Today, Poverello continues by helping the poor and sick to “eat well.” With HIV as a chronic condition, their program has better outcomes (Viral suppression rate of 88.31%) than either their local doctor’s offices or the current national average (49%). They now provide food as medicine to people with Cardiac and Kidney problems as well as those with glycemic disorders, Cancer or other Critical/Chronic illnesses. Each year, more than 3350 families needing support come to the Poverello Center, Inc. to select medically appropriate grocery items from their specialized menus and receive key nutritional information from their nutritionist.

Baby's Coffee

Baby’s Coffee sells Gourmet Roasted Coffee from Key West, Florida. Baby’s imports and roasts 23 varieties of gourmet coffee beans. The Southernmost coffee roasters in the United States offer online shopping and shipping for gourmet roasted coffees, teas, local honey, gourmet foods, and specialty items and related merchandise: coffee cups, coffee mugs, travel mugs, t-shirts, hats, and other Key West gifts.

Media Sponsors

HotSpots Magazine

HotSpots Magazine has been the voice of the gay community in Florida for over two decades. Their main focus is primarily on what to do and where to go.

South Florida Gay News

SFGN (South Florida Gay News) is the only real newspaper for the motivated, affluent, and informed LGBT community of Miami- Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, and all of South Florida. SFGN delivers hard and accurate journalism, political analysis, entertainment, insightful opinions and editorials, the latest health and fitness news, and honest feature reporting of the genuine issues and items that impact our community. SFGN highlights and promotes the businesses and professionals as well as individuals and
organizations that make a difference in the way we live our lives. SFGN covers the politics, people, passions, and personalities that direct and drive our diverse community.

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