Cycle for Freedom – 2,028 miles to Raise Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Black America
Special Performances by:
Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson & Dream Job
Poet Brian Francis
DJ SMI will be providing the beats
Food donated by Royal Caribbean
Raffle including signed Pgh Steelers Jersey (provided by veteran Mike Logan)
Chris Ivey, beginning at 7:45
Chuck Brown at 7:20
Doors open at 7pm
$7, Suggestion Donation* This is just a suggested donation please give whatever u can less is not a problem and more is always welcome…
HIV/AIDS activist Khafre K. Abif will embark on Cycle for Freedom, a 2,028- mile bike trip from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, starting June 27, 2010. His goal is to raise awareness about the seriousness of HIV/AIDS in black communities throughout the U.S. by retracing the path of those who fled slavery and those that provided shelter. Abif’s ride is to honor the bravery of the thousands of Black Americans living with HIV.
Abif, who has been living with HIV for over 20 years, left his former job as a librarian to become a public advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS. For the Cycle for Freedom ride, Abif is partnering with Test One Million, a campaign to test one million black Americans for HIV/AIDS. The Test One Million campaign is a program of the Black AIDS Institute, an African American think tank seeking solutions regarding the HIV/AIDS scourge in African American communities.