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2016 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 18th Ride! It was a sunny, warm and a bit windy day; fun was had by all! 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, Radio Guys, Medical Assistants, 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 you. We currently have raised over $217,000!! Donations were made from 44 states and 8 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 of our lifetime has brought out the best in our community. Riders from twelve states 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. THANK YOU ALL!!!

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