Proceeds will benefit the services and programs that support people living with HIV in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. (Sept.24, 2018)– This fall, Radiant Health Centers is encouraging the Orange County community to grab its cycling gear for a good cause on Saturday, Oct. 27 at its 9thannual Orange County Ride for AIDS. The event, which will take place at the Civic Center Plaza in Irvine, Calif., is Radiant Health Centers’ one-day weekend ride that helps raise funds to support the organization’s services and programs offered to those living with HIV in the community.

This year’s ride offers four routes that include 10-mile (Kid Friendly) and 30-mile (Fun Ride) routes that start at 9:30 a.m., and 62-mile (Metric Century) and 100-mile (Century Ride) routes that start at 7 a.m. Riders will cycle past stunning vistas and the iconic scenery that makes up Orange County. The $50 registration fee will launch each rider’s fundraising effort toward their required goal of $125.

“Each year we receive an overwhelming amount of love and support at OCRA,” said Phil Yaeger, CEO and executive director, Radiant Health Centers. “We couldn’t be more thankful for the community’s support and advocacy to ending the HIV epidemic in Orange County. The lifesaving programs and services we offer wouldn’t be possible without it.”

There are nearly 7,000 people living with HIV in Orange County today, which is enough to fill the Orange County Fairgrounds Grandstand. While it is no longer a life sentence, people with HIV must take costly medications every day for the rest of their lives and face great stigma. Many will require mental health services and support to cope with this stressful and isolating diagnosis. That’s why events like OCRA are crucial for raising funds to help those living with HIV and their families.

For more information and to register, visit www.OCRideforAIDS.com.

 

About Radiant Health Centers
Radiant Health Centers has provided more than three decades of exceptional care and support to people affected by HIV and their loved ones. It has been instrumental in driving new HIV transmissions down over the past 15 years; however, six people a week in Orange County are still diagnosed with HIV.

Radiant Health Centers encompasses traditional HIV testing and prevention outreach as well as long-standing services to Orange County’s HIV-positive community while also creating a safe space to help more members of our LGBTQ+ community in need of compassionate care. Learn more at www.radianthealthcenters.org.

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Media contact:
Sandra Wellhausen
swellhausen@wrightoncomm.com
C: (619) 245-8866

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