Alice B. Toklas board members are participating in the AIDS Lifecycle Event from June 1-7, 2014. AIDS Lifecycle is a 7-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money and awareness for the HIV and AIDS services of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The ride provides critical support for the agencies in these lean times, and directly benefits people living with HIV and AIDS who obtain support services from the agencies.
The ride not only raises money, but raises awareness. School children in small towns and local people in rural centers join together to welcome the riders as they pedal down the state. Each year the ride provides a safe place for people come out as positive for the first time in public. Simply put, the ride helps break down stereotypes of the LGBT community and of people living with HIV and AIDS, which is critical if we are to win this battle. If you would like to support any of the board members, click on their homepages below: