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Shirley Velzka’s son Kevin Hunter plans to ride one last time in the 545-mile AIDS/LifeCycle bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles June 4-10. He has set a goal for his tenth ride to raise $10,000 for the charity. Donation forms to sponsor his ride are on line here or contribute on-line at Kevin Hunter’s AIDS/LifeCycle page. Please include that you are sponsoring Kevin Hunter (Training Wheels Team), using his rider #2074.
Why did I get involved with this ride ten years ago? That is a question I think everyone who participates in the ride, whether as a rider or support person, gets asked. I had a 12-speed bike that was about 15 years old, but in good shape. I had ridden it for years with my wife Lucinda. I don’t remember riding it after she died. She died May 31, 1998. She found out she was HIV positive in 1987. I wanted to honor her memory. It would be 10 years since she passed. I knew she would love this ride. I told my brother about my plan. He was my best friend. He was the first one to promise to support me. Sadly, he passed on May 31, 2007. He still supported me thru my whole ride. I carried pictures of both of them with me while I rode. It was because of those two people and the many friends we had lost over the years that I was making this ride. I didn’t want to lose any more friends, even those I hadn’t met yet.
Donors will receive a letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes. Donations are tax deductible. The Federal EIN for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) is 94-2927405.
El hijo de Shirley Velzka, Kevin Hunter, planea hacer un viaje por última vez en bicicleta de San Francisco a Los Ángeles AIDS / LifeCycle del 4 al 10 de junio. Los formularios de donación para patrocinar su viaje están en línea aquí y en www.aidslifecycle.org.
Por favor incluya que está patrocinando a Kevin Hunter (Equipo de Training Wheels), usando su numeración # 2074.