Conor Kavanagh at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Conor Kavanagh, from Dublin, writes:
I’m after emigrating to San Francisco and have signed up for one helluva challenge – a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
It’s called the AIDS LifeCycle, a seven-day ride in the blistering heat along the coast. I’m fundraising for the AIDS Foundation, which is focussed on getting to zero new HIV infections.
They’ve made incredible progress over here and I want to raise $10,000 (just under €9,000) to contribute to the cause.
HIV impacts my community and the people I love.
The Broadsheet community has helped me raise money for ShoutOut and to get the word out about LGBT events about HIV in Dublin – so I’m shamelessly soliciting donations.
Every euro counts. I’ve seen the work the foundation does here, and their PrEP programme is so effective it’s something activists in Dublin are trying to force the state to replicate in Ireland.
If you can’t spare a couple of euro – send sunblock. I’m going to need it!
Those who wish can support Conor here
Previously: Conor Kavanagh on Broadsheet