SOME PEOPLE DECIDE they will challenge themselves to get fit, to shed pounds, or to do something that is bigger than the sum of the parts. “The Ride is a wonderful awareness builder for the cause – It is impossible to talk about the Ride with anyone without mentioning AIDS, and that helps us keep the subject in our minds, so we can work to solve the problem, not ignore it. It identifies something that people have been afraid of, haven’t understood how to prevent or how to respond to it. “ ~ARFL Co-Founder Jerry Dietz
THERE HAVE BEEN GREAT GAINS in prevention, dramatically dropping numbers of new infections across the globe, growing numbers of HIV-positive individuals gaining access to treatment and the continued advances in scientific research. All reasons to be optimistic about eventually eradicating new cases of AIDS for future generations.
THE SWIFT RISE of heroin use has increased the demand for our Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. Over 286 lives were saved with Naloxone kits distributed by STAP staff in 2020. Our youth center is serving a record number of young people and along with caring for clients who have HIV/AIDS, we now provide services for anyone who is Medicaid eligible and dealing with a chronic illness. Check us out at www.stapinc.org
MAKE NO MISTAKE about the fact that HIV may be with us well into the future. There is much to do. The money raised through the AIDS Ride For Life for the Southern Tier AIDS Program is critical for continuing the progression of prevention and education. Please join us for the Ride of your life!
Check out the event website, register to ride or donate to our fantastic riders: here