Team4HIVHope Shout Out!
By Scott Simpson
June 23, 2011
My buddies on Team4HIVHope are rockin' the road as they race across America on their bikes!
Spare a thought for them as they battle saddle sores, the elements served up by Mother Nature, and the lack of sleep inherent in racing non-stop across the continent.
They are currently at about the halfway mark and no doubt their bodies -- and minds -- are starting to feel the effort of the previous days. Exhaustion and pain must be abundant.
But only outweighed by their passion to get to the finish line -- to experience the joy and relief of accomplishing a huge goal that most people, regardless of HIV status, would never even consider attempting.
I'm truly astounded -- and deeply inspired -- by these guys, and continue to send them good vibes as they show the world that HIV+ people can attain extraordinary achievements.
Go Boys Go!
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HIV+ Triathlete: Til I Drop
Scott Simpson is an HIV+ triathlete, student and inspirational speaker avoiding real work so he can find more time to train and learn. A former party boy, Scott has gone from the fictional national drinking team to the real Canadian national triathlon team and is current provincial long course champion in his age group. Scott is also founder of, and inspiration for, the Race for Dignity, which is both an annual spinathon in Toronto and annual school campus events coordinated by Dignitas Youth chapters. Cumulatively, they have raised almost a million dollars for the medical humanitarian NGO Dignitas International, contributing to over 11,000 people living with HIV/AIDS gaining access to ARVs in Malawi. Scott is currently training for Ironman Louisville 2010.
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