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Let's Get to Zero!

Welcome to my fundraising page friends and thank you for taking a few moments to learn about what I am up to this summer/fall!


In 2019 I will be training and fundraising for the 4th year on the Team to End AIDS (T2). T2 is an endurance training team that raises valuable funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). AFC fights every day to prevent new HIV/AIDS diagnosis, helps those living with HIV/AIDS live happy/healthy/successful lives, and they advocate to local, state, and federal levels of government to help provide as much resources as they can for HIV/AIDS prevention and healthcare. One major initiative AFC has taken on is to get to ZERO NEW HIV diagnosis. AFC is able to do all this from your donations and they are very conservative with the money they raise - more than 2/3s of the funds received goes back out to help fund their major initiatives mentioned earlier.


This year I will be running two marathons again!!! The Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday October 13th and the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday November 3rd. This will be my 5th Chicago Marathon and 1st New York City Marathon. That means on November 3rd,2019 when I cross the finish line, I will have completed 7 marathons if I am successful.


This year I am adding a new exciting challenge to the mix - I will be training all summer/fall in my new home - San Francisco, CA. (Look out for many selfies to come with landmarks all throughout the city). I am going to be honest; this is going to be a difficult challenge because I will be training solo without my fellow T2 teammates, but I am still excited and can't wait to join my team for a victory laps in Chicago and NYC.


I have set a $5,000 goal for myself and hope you can help me achieve it. If successful, you will have helped me raise $20,000 for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago come the end of this season, since I started fundraising for them four years ago. I am asking for you to consider a minimum donation of $26.20 to honor the 26.2-mile victory lap I will be running later this year. But in honor of the two marathons I will be running this year, I would love it if you could consider a donation of $52.40 to honor the 2 victory laps I will be running this year - one around Chicago and one around NYC. Below are examples of what your donation will help with - and with each donation you will also get an amazing social media shout out on Facebook and Instagram!!!!

$36 = 3 HIV Tests
$59 = 20 meals worth of groceries for a person living with HIV
$116 = 1 mental health care session
$266 = 1 day of community engagement and mobilization in Illinois
$670 = 1 month of supportive housing for a person living with HIV and their family
$1,000 = 1 case manager trained on how to support older adults living with HIV

Thank you again for your support!!!



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