Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hello Friends,

I hope this e mail finds all of you well. It has been brought to my attention that today, December 1st, is World AIDs Day. I am brought back to warm memories of one amazing week of my life, last year, when I rode from San Francisco to Los Angeles with 2,000 of my newest friends. What an epic week it was. Waking up before the sun to fuel the beast and hop on the bike. The best “gay-cation” I have ever taken. Thank you for taking the time to continue reading about why I do what I do and how you can support the dream!

I signed up last year because I love to ride my bike, I have signed up again this year because of the deep connection I have found with the organization, the community, and the support that is The Aids Lifecycle. This year I have raised my fund-raising goal to $5,000. I was warmly surprised with the generous support of all my wonderful friends and family last year. This year I want to stretch my ability to raise funds, rally the troops and to help connect those that want to support with those who are in need of support. As we all have heard, and hopefully not experienced, there are systems within our country that fail to fully support those in dire need of health care, education, and community. With grim financial outlooks, budgets are being restricted and the programs set up to support those affected by AIDS are being cut left and right. The SF AIDs Foundations and LA Gay & Lesbian Center fund-raise all year to support those who are left on the other side of the door. I believe in what they do, the programs they run, the message they send, and the way the holistically work with a diverse range of communities to work towards health. I ask you to support my ride, our dream, and everyone’s future. Any donation, no matter large or small, is action in the right direction.

You can check out my ALC homepage to see pictures, donate, or read more about why I do what I do. (http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/AIDSLIFECYCLE9/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?px=1637441&pg=personal&fr_id=1210)

Thank you for being awesome!

Rose Johnson

434 825 2890

PS If you are in the bay area there are a few big events happening in my life I would like to invite you to:
I am performing (and catering-with my newest dream Apothocurious.com) with a friend at an art studio benefit for Big Umbrella Studios (906 1/2 Divisadero) on December 13th @ 7pm!

I made reservations for NYE at the group camp site in Muir Woods-Alice Eastwood, ALL are welcome! E mail me for more details.

I am planning Highway 1 in California and New Zealand Bicycle tours in the very near future!

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