I recently received a note from one of the nicest lawyers I have ever met, Elizabeth Bixler, an estate planning lawyer from Ithaca.

On stationery decorated with rolling bikes and the motto “tempus fugit” (time flies!) Elizabeth shared information about an important bicycling event she’s participating in – the Southern Tier AIDS Project Ride For Life on Sept. 11. It’s a 90-mile ride around Cayuga Lake to raise money for STAP programs.

I want to encourage everyone who reads this to support this great cause, and I’m spreading the word about her commitment to ride.

Here’s what Elizabeth shared:

“It is hard for me to believe that I am getting ready for my sixth 90-mile ride around the lake to raise money to fight AIDS. Do I like getting strong every summer to do it? Yes. Do I love the camaraderie of riding endless training miles with friends? Yes. But the primary reason I ride is to support the work done by the Southern Tier AIDS Project.”

STAP works locally and internationally to prevent the spread of AIDS and to help those who already have it. STAP has helped many people in the Southern Tier, but the program has also collaborated with Kenyan not-for-profit group to combat the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

I hope you will join me in sponsoring Elizabeth’s 90-mile ride around Cayuga Lake on Sept. 11. Donations to STAP are tax-deductible, so what do you have to lose?

Make a check payable to STAP and you can send it directly to: Elizabeth Bixler, 15 Waterview Circle, Ithaca, New York, 14850.

Would you like to ride yourself?

There’s still time to get involved – and you don’t have to take on a 90-mile ride if you’re not ready. There is a volunteer application on the STAP website, and information about a short ride option – 42 miles from Stewart Park in Ithaca to the Seneca Falls Community Center. Visit AIDSRideForLife.org for details.

Thanks for reading, ride safely, and lend your support to Elizabeth’s commitment for STAP, a very important group.

– Jim


James B. Reed, Esq.
NY & PA Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
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