posts tagged with Smart ride

AIDS Is Everyone’s Business

world aids_logo.jpg World AIDS Day is commemorated on December 1. People and diverse communities come together to participate in activities and events to appreciate those who have battled with the disease and celebrate progress in response to the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection.

Pedaling Toward Hope

For the fourth year in a row, I put on my biking shoes and pedaled from Miami to Key West Florida. The beautiful weather and sandy beaches will not deter or distract me from reaching my goal.

SMART Ride 8, a FedEx sponsored event, is a two-day 165 mile South Florida bike ride that increases awareness, fights prejudice and improves education about HIV/AIDS. All pledges or 100 percent raised by participants support AIDS direct service organizations such as Broward House, Inc., Metropolitan Charities, Inc., Center for Positive Connections, AIDS Help, Miracle of Love and Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County, Inc. The SMART Ride has raised more than three million U.S. dollars over eight years. This year, the SMART Ride rose over $675,724, representing a 40 percent increase over 2010.