In case you’re looking to donate somewhere before the end of the year: Hill Country Ride for AIDS

While you can still get a tax donation for charitable donations, I’d like to ask for donations for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS.

Here is how your donations help:

$35 covers one rapid HIV rest – we know that 40% of HIV+ people don’t know it yet. Through testing, we can get them into life saving care, and further reduce the spread of the virus.

$60 pays for a one month supply of medical prescriptions. Medications can reduce the virus so much that it keeps someone healthy and also reduces the risk of passing it along. And did you know that only 1/3 of all HIV-infected people get anti-retroviral therapy?? I think we can do better than that, so here’s my Hill Country Ride page

$120 provides education for 440 people. Education is one of the most important tools in reducing new infections.

$250 provides 3 family counseling sessions. It can be devastating for a family when a member is diagnosed, and we know that an intact family unit promotes health and provides a built in support.

$500 provides a month of rent for one family in supportive housing. Assistance with food, daily chores, trips to medical appointments and social support create a foundation for continued health and a step toward independence.

$1,000 gives 450 home cooked meals for hospice patients. When in hospice, there are often unique food needs. You can make sure that final days are spent with delicious food that doesn’t upset someone’s stomach.

Please give if you can – one more time, here’s my Hill Country Ride page

and if you share this, use the tag #HCRA2018 so we can see if that social media sharing thing helps — thanks!

and you know I have to involve my boys — the 2nd verse of this song gets me in the heart, every time: “….write a world where we can belong to each other and sing it like no other… is bigger than anything in it’s way”



  1. Bless you for the work you’ve done all these years. Community-building at its finest – and sometimes even fun. {{{HUGS}}} and Healing Energy

    • I hope I’m not the only one that loves this song. That bit of lyric really does make my heart swell, every one of the 1,000 times I’ve listened to it since I got the cd last week.

      • The music is not my style :) – but the words are wonderful and so very true. A Truth we need to hold onto when Life sux – it will come out of this negative cycle because Love really is bigger than anything in its way. moar {{{HUGS}}}

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