In addition to our 9 riders and 5 crew members, we will be joined by 2 additional riders who will be riding for local ministries in the Baltimore area.
I am very excited to be participating in RIDE/365 as a guest rider for HopeSprings. In the Baltimore-Towson Metropolitan region, approximately 33,800 are infected by HIV and in the City of Baltimore, 1 in 40 people are HIV positive. Baltimore-Towson has the 4th highest HIV and AIDS diagnoses rate in the country.
And this is from a disease that is both preventable and treatable.
In our city there is no one that isn’t infected or affected. And for years churches ignored the issue and didn’t help.
HopeSprings exists to awaken, equip, and engage the church to respond to the HIV pandemic in Baltimore. Through their network of churches, they train and equip thousands of volunteers to serve those infected and affected by HIV.
I am a first grade teacher in Baltimore County and have been biking for 3 years now. I enjoy running, traveling and partnering with an organization that serves our community well. I could not do this ride without the support of my husband, Chad, and my two children, Ella and Ben.
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