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Biker With A Cause

June 10, 2011
Posted by: Bennion Deville News at 8:00 am
Bob Thomas, riding to support people living with AIDS
Bob Thomas, riding to support people living with AIDS

Windermere’s Bob Thomas, from the Palm Springs Main office, is currently pedaling 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The AIDS LifeCycle 10th Anniversary ‘Ride to End AIDS’ is taking place from June 5-June 11…but the preparation for these participants has been going on for months and even years.

Bob’s been extending his riding exercises with fanatic dedication.  Over the weekend of May 21, he saw two tough rides totaling 140 miles, with plenty of hills and lots of wind. Throw high temps into the mix, and it’s a tough go for sure!

But Bob is up to it, and he’s surpassed his $10,000 fundraising goal, enough to provide critical medications for a person with AIDS for about six months!!

“In the early years of the epidemic I lost a lot of close friends – almost more than I can count,” says Bob.   “I am riding not only to pay tribute to those lost but also to those living today with HIV in the hope that their lives can be made just a little bit better because of the medical science and care that the ride helps support.”

If you’d like to support Bob with his ride, you can donate directly to AIDS LifeCycle by clicking here.

       
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