|Registration for NYCDC 2008 is now open!Ride with us Sept. 12-15, 2008 to support thrilling new AIDS research with the potential to block the virus and its devastating effect on the human immune system.We’re supporting Dr. Yuntao Wu and his research lab at George Mason University by raising $200,000 to accelerate their work to decode how the AIDS virus destroys T cells. Dr. Wu has just completed a six-year study that breaks new ground in the search for a cure.We’re getting on our bicycles the morning of Friday, Sept. 12 and riding 330 miles, beginning in lower Manhattan and ending in Washington, DC. The NYCDC Ride is limited to an intimate group of 75 cyclists. You’ll have great catered meals, a gorgeous route through the backroads of the mid-Atlantic states and the Chesapeake, extraordinary road support, and frequent rest and massage stops.Check out our sister ride, the Empire State AIDS Ride, at www.empirestateaidsride.org. In the past five years we’ve raised almost $2-million for AIDS research and services. We’ve created a successful and transparent ride model that keeps overhead low and guarantees that 82-percent of the money you raise will reach our beneficiary.
Each NYCDC rider pledges to raise a minimum of $2,200. It’s a big commitment and it means lots of training time, but we believe it’s worth the effort if we can accelerate the search for a cure.
“As a researcher, it is a great encouragement to realize that our research work is important for a lot of people who care. With their support, we can only work harder and harder to make great contributions so that the disease can be cured one day.”
–Dr. Yuntao Wu