We ride because—in the current economy—our agency need these funds more than ever. We ride to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS among participants, their donors, and the general public. Ultimately, we ride so that someday, we won’t have to.
AIDS is not over
In New York alone there are 181,000 people living with HIV. Nationally, 70 percent of all new infections occur in communities of color and people under the age of 25 are increasingly affected.
The costs associated with medical care and treatment for a person with HIV are about $20,000 per year. Access to life-saving drugs, clinical trials and state-of-the-art treatment helps those with the disease live a longer and better quality of life. The AIDS Red Ribbon Ride will help those living with HIV/AIDS gain greater independence and get the treatment and care they need. Prevention services geared towards high-risk populations will ensure that future generations will not experience the same level of loss that we have faced in the last two decades.
The AIDS Red Ribbon Ride is organized by the non-profit agency that will benefit from the money raised by its participants. Your support and commitment to this event is pivotal to our success. Your participation and the monies you raise will allow us to provide these critical services.