This past summer I was fortunate enough to photograph TPAN’s 14th Annual Ride for AIDS Chicago. TPAN stands for Test Positive Aware Network. They saves lives by providing HIV-related information and support services to those in need, free of charge. This is TPAN’s signature 2-day, 200-mile cycling fundraiser. It was Creative M Studios second time photographing this event and it’s always such a pleasure to work with caring and thoughtful individuals trying to do good in the world.
Your support helps TPAN to save lives and empower those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses. HIV/AIDS is something very close to my own heart as my sister ran a hospice for aids patients in San Francisco for many years. TPAN also works with the Aids Foundation Chicago.
It was great to celebrate TPAN’s 30th anniversary! Patti Capouch TPAN CEO had this to say about TPAN, “there are so many great things happening for TPAN it is hard to choose what I am most excited about for 2017. I think reflecting on the 30 year history of TPAN, looking at the expansion of programs and services, and talking with those who helped to start the agency and the magazine will be so emotional and informative.”
One of the best things about the event is the riddles bike which is walked in honor of those who lost their fight against HIV/AIDS. It is a solemn procession with the weight of the moment felt and seen on the faces of those who have lost a loved one. It was an honor to document this great event and I look forward to working together again next year!
All RFAC Riders are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate. This is a list of money raised.