2018 AIDS Ride For Life --- THANK YOU!
Dear Riders, Volunteers, Community Partners & Supporters of STAP,
It's hard to believe we are on the other side of our 20th Ride! We had nearly perfect weather - two years in a row and our 'Fun Is Mandatory' spirit seemed to be in high gear! Thank you, so much, for all of the wonderful, heartfelt acts of generosity in countless ways from all of you. Your spirit, determination and support has strengthened our commitment to our clients, programs, services, our community and our event. The Ride happens and is successful because of you. Riders, Community Partners, Pit Stop Coordinators, Motorcycle & SAG support, Tompkins Radio Guys, Medical Assistants, T-Burg Rotary Cooking Crew, Volunteers, Set Up & Clean up crews, Massage Therapists, Cheerleaders, Vendors..... "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller. We could not do this without any of you. You all have helped raise over $262,000!! Donations were made from 42 states and 14 countries outside the USA - a loud and clear message regarding the importance of STAP's work. So much generosity and many thoughtful comments have come our way; the worst pandemic - HIV/AIDS - and the worst drug crisis - opiates - of our lifetime has brought out the best in our community. Riders from 18 states and our dear friends in Canada joined forces with STAP and local businesses. Combining those groups with Volunteers from many walks of life; all came together giving time, money, hands and hearts. The money our Riders raise stays within the STAP agency helping to close gaps in funding for critical programs and services within our community. We will continue to keep you posted on money raised and Ride news. Donations are still being made to First Giving Rider pages, team pages or to the STAP offices. All donations made through December 31 will all be counted to this year's Ride total. Save the date! AIDS Ride For Life September 7, 2019 our 21st YEAR! Ride For Life Health & Fitness Expo - September 6, 2019 Registration opens on January 1, 2019 Southern Tier AIDS Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. FOR FULL EVENT INFORMATION REGARDING TIMELINE, FUNDRAISING ET AL, CHECK OUT OUR EVENT HANDBOOK & OTHER DOCS IN THE DOWNLOAD SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.