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Fighting AIDS on the bike

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

I will be participating in an AIDS/LifeCycle fund-raising ride from June 6-12 and need local support. I am a Colorado native who went to high school in the valley.

I just graduated from Occidental College last Sunday, and as my first accomplishment I decided to participate in a 585-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for AIDS research.

I figure if I can accomplish this, I can accomplish anything. I have made a commitment to raise a significant amount of money for HIV and AIDS services before I am allowed to do this ride. Thousands of individuals in our community receive life-sustaining services as a result of the money raised through AIDS/LifeCycle.

The cost associated with medical care and treatment for a person with HIV is about $20,000 per year. Access to life-saving drugs, clinical trials and state-of-the-art treatment helps those with the disease live longer, and with the money raised through AIDS/LifeCycle, those living with HIV/AIDS will gain greater independence and get the treatment and care they need.

Culturally appropriate prevention services will ensure that future generations will not experience the same level of loss we have faced in the past two decades. I only need $2,000 more in order to participate in this extraordinary event, and all donations are tax deductible.

Please support me in this goal. Donations can be made at http://www.aidslifecycle.org and my participant number is 6615.

Nichole Dreyer

Aspen


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