NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) –Teresa takes a ride on the wild side for a great cause.
The 7th annual Kiehl’s LifeRide is taking place now. It is an 11 day charity motorcycle ride that raises funds and awareness for amfAR, one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to finding a cure for AIDS.
At the conclusion of this year’s ride, Kiehl’s will have raised $1.6 million for amfAR, since 2010, funding eight cure-related research projects.
It is estimated that nearly 21,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut, including nearly 1,000 people in Hartford
In 2014, an estimated 291 adults and adolescents were diagnosed with HIV in Connecticut
To date, amfAR has provided more than $1.8 million toward HIV/AIDS research and other programs in Connecticut
This is the FIRST time Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR has stopped in Connecticut.
In 1996, Kiehl’s made HIV/AIDS a key philanthropy pillar. Over the past two decades, the fervent support of HIV/AIDS organizations has been at the heart of Kiehl’s efforts, leading to partnerships with organizations such as amfAR, The Magic Johnson Foundation for AIDS and Youth AIDS. Since 2001, Kiehl’s has raised approximately $3,580,000 for HIV/AIDS organizations..
Learn more at www.kiehls.com/liferide2016