Why May is my Favorite Month
By: Monica Merlis | May 18th, 2015
First off, it’s my birthday month. And what’s better than getting together with good friends to celebrate a milestone over delicious food?
Maybe… participating in Keep a Child Alive’s teams for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour and AIDS Walk New York!
On Sunday, May 3, our TD Five Boro Bike Tour team came dressed in spandex and ready to take on 40 miles of New York City. After having delicious homemade cheesy Brazilian bread made by our teammate, Michael Foskin, we were ready to go! Our journey took us through Central Park, the Bronx, over the 59th Street Bridge, Astoria Park, and over the Verrazano Bridge, ultimately finishing in Staten Island. From beginners to seasoned riders, we all had an incredible experience and together raised $12,544 in the process.
The fun continued last Sunday at AIDS Walk NY, where we were the top Community Partner fundraising team. I’d like to thank our incredible supporters who joined us, especially Jackie Nichols and Ian Jopson who ranked in the top 10 of highest individual fundraisers. Together, our team raised an outstanding $66,000 (and counting!)
We cannot forget our virtual walkers that weren’t able to join us here in New York, including Samia who raised $1,225 and spent the day walking in Paris from Sacre Coeur to the Eiffel Tower.
Thank you to everyone who biked, walked, and donated to our KCA team participants. Together, you are changing lives of children and families affected by HIV.
If you didn’t get a chance to participate in any of these events, you can still make an impact by hosting an event or creating your own fundraising campaign. Click here to take action.