- Charity Treks
Charity Treks, is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization dedicated to raising funds to research and develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS.
Charity Treks, Inc Formation 2002 Headquarters Charlottesville, Virginia Website
Charity Treks was formed in 2002 by a group of cyclists who had paricipated in the 2001 Montreal to Maine AIDS Vaccine Bike Trek, one of the last AIDSRides produced by Pallotta Teamworks. The original event was organized by Palotta TeamWorks but was cancelled in 2002 due to funding issues. A group of riders continued to do the ride that year despite the lack of organizational structure.
The riders and volunteers were committed to the cause of raising the public awareness about AIDS, and felt compelled to not let this be a one-time event. As a result, a number or riders and volunteers gathered together to form a volunteer organization whose purpose is to forward the cause of AIDS awareness and raise funds for vital research in the development of a vaccine. 100% of funds raised are donated to the two charitable beneficiaries; Emory Vaccine Center and UCLA AIDS Institute
- Charity Treks
- Emory Vaccine Center
- UCLA AIDS Institute
- The Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center
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