Last weekend, I walked 6 miles with Project Inform during the San Francisco AIDS Walk. This weekend, I'm increasing the mileage to 26.2, and running The San Francisco Marathon! This is not a charity race, but I am using this opportunity to raise money and awareness for Project Inform.
As a member of Project Inform's Board of Directors, I believe it is possible to create the first generation free of HIV and hepatitis C within the next decade. To achieve that dream, we focus our work in four areas: drug development, bio-medical prevention, education and health care access.
I've been involved in fundraising for HIV for 10 years. In the beginning, I biked along the California coast for a week. More recently, my efforts involved a lot of wigs, costumes, and choreography. Tomorrow, it will be just me and the city of San Francisco (and 25,000 other runners). I've trained hard(ish) for this event over the past six months, and I'm excited that it finally here.
Thank you for your support! I may still wear a wig on race day. Old habits are hard to break.