First things First

With the summer fast approaching, I figure that its about time to publish that first blog post. For those of you who don’t know, I’m somewhat obsessed with biking. My first journey took me from Savannah, Georgia to Los Angeles, California, and while I haven’t done anything quite as extensive since then, I take every excuse I can get to hop on my bike and go for a day-long ride around the Pioneer Valley.

This summer, however, I’m planning on re-energizing my biking by biking 4000 miles from San Francisco, California to Boston, Massachusetts. Unlike my past rides, however, the purpose is not for personal adventure. Rather, I am riding as a member of the 2013 Ride Against Aids team, a group assembled by the FACE AIDS organization that includes seven other undergraduates from universities across the country. Together, we will stop at community centers and schools in order to speak to, and hopefully inspire, other students to help join the movement of young people that is necessary to put an end to the HIV/AIDS virus that 34 million people are forced to live with today. Each of us have set the goal of raising $10,000 before we bike out of San Francisco on June 21st. If you want to learn more about the comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment that FACE AIDS and their partner organization, Partners In Health work to provide, you can visit their website at http://www.faceaids.org or, you could visit my secure donation page at https://secure.qgiv.com/hobnob/account/23840

I’ll keep updating this blog as fundraising progresses through the spring. In the meantime, feel free to shoot me an email at esteinbrook15@amherst.edu if you have any questions!

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