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15th Anniversary Ride for AIDS Chicago

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15th Anniversary Ride for AIDS Chicago

Time: September 8, 2018 to September 9, 2018
Location: Chandler Park, Evanston, IL
Street: 1028 Central St.
City/Town: Evanston, IL
Website or Map: http://rideforAIDS.org
Phone: 773-632-5530
Event Type: cycling, fundraiser
Organized By: James Craig
Latest Activity: Mar 15

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The Ride for AIDS Chicago is the signature fundraising event of Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), Chicago’s oldest peer-led 501(c)3 AIDS Service Organization (EIN: 36-3591116). The Ride brings together cyclists, those living with HIV and related illnesses, health-advocates, and their supporters to raise vital funds and demonstrate the strengths and resilience of an often-overlooked community and we want you to be a part of the 15th anniversary Ride! Since its inception, the Ride has raised over $4.5 million and continues to serve TPAN’s mission: saving lives and empowering those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses. 2018 introduces a new route and event date for event participants. The Ride will take place September 8-9, 2018. The Ride for AIDS Chicago will trade the former west route into Wisconsin for an entirely new experience of 230 miles through three different states to end in Sawyer, Michigan.

Besides raising money, the Ride for AIDS Chicago helps to decrease HIV stigma by highlighting and humanizing those who are living with HIV and related illnesses. Ride participants, many of whom are HIV positive or directly affected, are empowered by the challenge of riding over 200 miles. Stigma-stemming from shame, fear of discrimination, or a basic lack of understanding about the disease-all too often prevents individuals from getting tested, or beginning life-saving medical care and treatment. As people personally impacted by HIV share their stories of hope and fortitude, shame over HIV/AIDS is reduced, and more people are encouraged to get tested, engage in the appropriate medical care, and lead strong empowered lives.

We invite you to join our cause and be a part of an incredible cycling experience. Registration is open and please use promo code: CHAINLINK to take $25 off your registration fee. Visit RideforAIDS.org to register today!

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Comment by Damian Lee on March 10, 2018 at 9:56am

Hey there I wanted to say this is awesome!!!! and I wanted to know if you all are doing outreach with local bike shop or community bike shop. Hit me up if you all wanna talk further. I like this cause. !! 

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