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Eli Elsasser
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,500.00

My Message

The Bike Rally originated with just two dozen participants in 1999 as a 6-day, 600 km bike ride from Toronto to Montréal to raise desperately needed funds for the services provided by the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) to people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs). Now in its 22nd year, it has grown into the sustaining fundraiser benefiting PWA. It has engaged over 5000 participants as cyclists and crew and has raised over $18 million dollars. And despite its size, the Bike Rally is still almost entirely a volunteer-run event.

Last year's rally, my 10th, included a higher percentage of new riders (37%) and perhaps a somewhat younger average age. It was a particularly meaningful experience for me. After hearing so many stories of heartbreak as well as hope and healing; after witnessing the life-changing experiences of younger participants, their pride, their joy; after learning of the depth of gratitude of PWA's clients ...on the last night on the road, I signed up for Bike Rally 2020.

I invite you to help me raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide access to programs and services that nourish the whole self in a welcoming and healing space. Let's make a positive difference!

Event Date
Aug 9, 2020 12:00 AM
Location Name
(6-Day Ride) Toronto to Montreal

My Team

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My Supporters (8)

Anonymous donated $20.00
Jan 25, 2020 9:40 AM
Stanley Rosenzweig donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 2, 2020 10:29 AM
Clare McGarrigle donated $200.00
Dec 31, 2019 11:49 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 30, 2019 1:42 PM
Cliff Gatchell donated $100.00
Dec 23, 2019 3:37 PM
Bob donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 5, 2019 11:37 AM
Catherine Solesa donated $100.00
Oct 17, 2019 11:00 AM
Eli Elsasser donated $500.00
Aug 21, 2019 12:00 AM