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What's New in Fund Raising?
Excerpts From Hotline Memos of February 2001
from the Information Department of Project Inform

March 2001

Ron Wilmot Bike Ride
Get Ready to Roll!

Saturday, May 12, 2001

Golden Gate Park

Mark your calendar and ride for a reason in the seventh annual Ron Wilmot Bike Ride on May 12. This fun-filled seven-mile ride will raise money for Project Inform's national HIV/ AIDS treatment information and education programs.

About the Ron Wilmot Bike Ride

The Bike Ride was started in 1995 by real estate entrepreneur, HIV/ AIDS activist and avid cyclist, Ron Wilmot. Before he died of AIDS in 1997, Ron challenged family, friends and the community to continue organizing a local ride for people of all abilities in which everyone could participate, particularly people with HIV. The Wilmot Ride is unique for its low overhead costs and high average funds raised by each rider—more than $500 each. What started as a visionary idea has become one of Project Inform's most important and much loved annual events. Last year alone, more than 110 riders from around the country raised over $80,000 for Project Inform's HIV/ AIDS treatment information and education programs.

Why the Bike Ride Is Important

Your participation in the 2001 Ron Wilmot Bike Ride will help Project Inform continue to provide the most complete and up-to-date HIV/ AIDS treatment information to everyone who needs it, free of charge. Generous donations made by many local businesses enable us to cover the administrative costs of the event so that more than 95% of the money raised goes directly to providing vital HIV/ AIDS treatment information.

Promotional Opportunities for Company Teams

Collaborate with at least 5 of your co-workers to set a group goal of $5,000 or more. As an added perk, your company can get special recognition on Bike Ride promotional materials, a special feature on Project Inform's website, and more! Remember, we also welcome individual riders, too! Many local companies have matching gift programs that will make your team's fundraising efforts go that much further. As an added perk, your company can get special recognition on Bike Ride promotional materials, a special feature on Project Inform's website, and more! For additional information about starting a company team, sponsorship opportunities, and how your company can become involved in this year's Bike Ride, please contact Julie Doherty at 415-558-8669 x223 or email at jdoherty@projectinform.org.

The sooner your company team registers to participate, the more recognition your company can receive. If we hear from you soon, we can include your company name and logo on the following promotional items:

Register by March 10:

Register by March 15:

Register after March 15:

So please don't delay. We're counting on you to join us on May 12 at Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Register as a rider -- encourage others to ride -- and help to support Project Inform, the nation's leading resource for HIV/ AIDS treatment information.

For additional information about starting a company team, sponsorship opportunities, and how your company can become involved in this year's Bike Ride, please contact Julie Doherty at 415-558-8669 x223 or email at jdoherty@projectinform.org.


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