~~November 19, 2014~~
The Miracle of Love Team
SOUTHERN MOST AIDS/HIV RIDE 2014
The ride was completed in two days. It was another success for the fundraiser. Awareness was again attained. Many riders participated. Here’s an included video of the “faces of the riders“.
It’s not only the riders themselves. This event includes helpers, cooks, vendors, massage therapists, water “people”, organizers and many behind the scenes.
Here we honor all.
History of The SMART Ride
Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS.
In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew, miraculously we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations.
A decade later over $5.3 Million has been distributed throughout Florida making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of it’s size to give back 100%.
~They are involved because~
Some are Positive
Some have lost someone to HIV/AIDS
Some know someone living with HIV/AIDS
Everybody believes it is the right thing to do
~~The Faces of SMART Ride 2014 photos by BJ Spice~~
~~Published on Nov 18, 2014~~
The SMART Ride 2014, a fundraising bike ride from Miami to Key West to raise funds for those infected/affected by HIV in the South Florida area.
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