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Liana Lehua's Fundraiser:

Ride For A Reason

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BENEFITING: AIDS Services Foundation Orange County

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2010


Liana Lehua


In 2008, I received my AIDS diagnosis. Over the course of the first 12 months in dealing with my recovery and getting back my health, I suffered two bouts of pneumonia that hospitalized me for a month each time. Without Orange County AIDS Services Foundation (OCASF), I would not be back to living my normal, healthy life that I lead now.

As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, I have long known the importance of being healthy and fit. Even before I was diagnosed with AIDS, it was my passion to help others get and stay healthy and fit. Today, I am very fortunate to be a Fitness Instructor at AIDS Services Foundation where I get to help others living with AIDS achieve optimal fitness and continue to live their dreams.

As a recreationally, competitive triathlete, I also understand the importance of setting goals. Having an event to work towards is a great way to motivate myself to lead make better lifestyle choices. The ability to positively affect others by fund raising for a cause...that's EPIC. By participating in the Orange County Ride for AIDS, I get to really give back to an organization which is largely responsible for my being alive and kicking today.

While I directly benefit from the services of Orange County AIDS Services Foundation, this event and my reasons for riding go far beyond my needs. There are many who do not have the familial support or friendship relationships I am very fortunate to have to help them through the dramatic and sometimes devastating reality of living with AIDS. OCASF provides the support to these individuals in the most humble, giving and caring way.

If you'd like to ride or get involved in a volunteer capacity, that would be great, too.

Thanks for reading through. I look forward to the opportunity to make a difference together.

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