Ride for Life Chicago is TPAN's signature fundraising event that raises awareness and funds to support lifesaving care for people affected by HIV and health disparities. We are excited to return to an in-person event this year on Sunday, September 12. To encourage more community participation, riders will have the option of riding 25, 50, or 100 miles. More community participation will be possible as a result of this change. To save lives, every mile, dollar, and volunteer counts.
TPAN relies heavily on Ride for Life Chicago to raise funds for our programs. Grants are not enough to cover all expenses for our many programs. Our services are a lifeline for the vulnerable people we reach living with HIV and dealing with extreme poverty, mental illness, stigma, homelessness, substance abuse, and unemployment. COVID-19 has only intensified these concerns. The Ride provides the resources we need to address the increased needs of our clients.
TPAN has been busier than ever during the COVID-19 crisis. With the exception of three months last spring, we have been in the office throughout the pandemic, delivering services in person and virtually. Despite many challenges we reached over 1,200 people last year—from helping LGBTQ homeless youth find emergency shelter and food to make sure older adults living with HIV can safely travel to medical appointments. The impact of COVID-19 is expected to last for years to come.
We need YOU to make Ride for Life Chicago a success. Help TPAN continue lifesaving programs by joining us as a rider, crew person, volunteer, or donor.
For additional information about Ride for Life Chicago or help with registration, contact Charlie Jungwirth, Manager of Events and Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.