Tuesday, March 24, 2015
In 2007, I rode my bicycle with the AIDS/LifeCycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles, one of the most challenging and physically demanding things I've ever done. My knees took a beating, and the following year I tried to sign up for the Medical Team instead (I had just gotten my Wilderness EMT, y'see), but was assigned to Rest Stop 2 (see above photo). I spent four more glorious Rides with the incredible Rest Stop 2 team - you can check out our adventures in the documentary I made, accessible HERE.
I took the last two years off to attend nursing school, and this year, with school finally on the home stretch, I signed up for and was accepted to the Med Team! So from May 31 to June 6, I'll be traveling with one of the most caring, giving, inspiring groups I've ever been a part of, and I'm extremely excited to be getting back to this floating island of kindness, all in support of the fight against HIV and AIDS.
My goal is to raise $1000 before I go, and this year I'm doing things a little bit differently. I'm taking commissions for artwork, so if you've ever had an idea for something you might like me to create, now's the time. I often get requests for portraits, typically as zombies or some other kind of monster. I make holiday cards, business cards, show posters, designs for babies, I've even made a painting or two. People have asked me if I'd be willing to sell the artwork I've already created. For this cause, I would. For the right offer, I'd even make a video at your suggestion - you can be in it if you want!
Click the links above, or use the sidebar to the right to get some ideas. Then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to make a request. We'll decide on what works (project, price, timeline), and then you'll make a donation to my ride - no money will go directly to me.
Obviously, any donation for this incredible cause - even without a commission - would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for even considering making a donation - let's beat this disease together!