Harbor to the Bay Results Spell Record-Setting Success
Harbor to the Bay, the all-volunteer AIDS bike ride held
on Sat., Sep. 20, reports tremendous success and record-setting results.
More than $365,000 has already been tallied, with all proceeds going directly to its four beneficiary agencies, well on its way to reaching its stretch goal of $400,000.
A record-setting more than 500 riders and crew were registered, and more than 20 Positive Pedalers participated, another record level. While many were from the Commonwealth and neighboring areas, one Positive Pedaler traveled from California to participate.
Since 2003, Harbor to the Bay has raised more than $1.4 million for four local HIV and AIDS care providers in Massachusetts: Fenway Community Health, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, CRI of New England and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
Harbor to the Bay was created and inspired by the legacy of Michael A. Tye, who championed the idea of an AIDS Ride where 100% of the donations are used to benefit the families and friends living with HIV and AIDS.
Harbor to the Bay is proud to be 100% volunteer-supported and leverages the strengths of the four beneficiary agencies, including the passion and enthusiasm brought by the organizers and supporters of the former Mass Red Ribbon Ride.
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is the state’s leading provider of prevention and wellness services for people vulnerable to HIV infection. It provides services to one in six people in Massachusetts living with an HIV diagnosis. These services include HIV counseling and testing; needle exchange; mental health counseling; housing assistance; and legal services. AIDS Action works to prevent new HIV infections, support those affected by HIV, and tackle the root causes of HIV/AIDS by educating the public and health professionals about HIV prevention and care; and advocating for fair and effective HIV/AIDS policy at the city, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is New England’s first and largest AIDS service organization. Learn more at www.aac.org.