Gears for Good 2013

I’m riding (for the third year in a row) 156 miles (from Paw Paw to Washington, D.C.) over three days (September 27-29, 2013). Funds that are raised (last year we raised over $38,000) from this ride are directed to the Helping Hands program to assist families in the bleeding disorder community who are going through financial difficulty. It not only helps these families, but we also raise awareness and build a growing, strong community of friends! Gears for Good is an AWESOME cause!!!

please donate (no amount is too small) to help support me and hemophiliacs like me by going to this page and clicking “Donate.” www.razoo.com/story/Vaughn-Ripley

I wrote an article for the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) in their quarterly Dateline magazine. You can find my article on page 10 of this issue: hemophiliafed.org/dateline/HFA_Dateline_2013_Q2_Summer. Please checkout my article and let me know what you think!

In this article I give the Top ten reasons why you might want to join us on the Gears for Good Ride… Here they are:

Top Ten Reasons to Join Us

10. Meditative effect and fresh air (instead of being cooped-up in a stinky gym)

9. Strength and aerobic improvement (plus it builds stamina)

8. Boost your overall mood and self esteem

7. Longevity

6. Burns calories (and most importantly – fat!)

5. Improves coordination and balance

4. Low impact exercise

3. Strengthen joints (knees, ankles, and hips)

2. Raising money and awareness for an amazing cause

1. Meet and hang out with some incredible people who are living with a bleeding disorder just like you

Checkout this COo.oOL HFA video from last year to see a brief clip about our ride, our camaraderie, and our community!

If you can’t join us, you can at least be there in spirit… And, your donation is going to an incredibly good cause!

As I said before, please donate (no amount is too small) to help support me and hemophiliacs like me by going to this page and clicking “Donate.” www.razoo.com/story/Vaughn-Ripley

If you prefer to donate manually (not online) you can write a check to the Hemophilia Federation of America. Please write “donation in support of Vaughn Ripley” in the memo and mail the check to:

Hemophilia Federation of America
210 7th SE
Suite 200B
Washington, DC 20003

I will continue to ride this event every year (until I can no longer ride) in support of my blood brothers. Please help me to help others!!

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Love you all,
Rip

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About Vaughn Ripley

Vaughn is a happily married daddy, author, and CIO. He is an HIV+ hemophiliac, and is one of the longest surviving HIV+ people in the universe.
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