TEMPE, Ariz. — CCBill announced today its continued support of the fight against AIDS by sponsoring the upcoming AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride event with a charitable donation to Morgan Sommer — community peer, event rider and Cybersocket president.
“It is our privilege and honor to make this contribution for Morgan’s participation, and in doing so, also assist in the advancement of the greater cause as a whole,” said Gary Jackson, managing vice president of sales and Internet markets for global e-commerce solutions provider CCBill.
“AIDS continues to have a major impact on the nation and world, and this event continues to play an important role in increasing public awareness about HIV/AIDS, and also providing direct help for those who need it most.”
AIDS/LifeCycle 2015 is a 545-mile distance bicycle ride from San Francisco and Los Angeles, taking place between May 31 and June 6.
This year's event will mark the fifth time Morgan has participated as a rider, and it is also the fifth time CCBill is supporting his efforts.
Donations directly affect the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and are used to provide essential medical, treatment, and education services to the communities served by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, along with the many smaller organizations around the U.S. that receive funds from the beneficiaries.
“This event is truly amazing. It brings people together from all walks of life with a common goal of helping others and in an atmosphere of fitness, fun and cooperation. Donations go directly to help people who need and cannot afford treatment for AIDS/HIV,” said Morgan Sommer, president of Cybersocket.
“Many members of our industry supported me in this and for this I am immensely grateful. Our industry community is filled with good hearted and generous people. I like to think about the people who have demonstrated their support while I am pedaling up hour long climbs, it is incredibly motivating. CCBill and others help to keep me inspired to continue doing the training and finish this year’s ride.”
“We are humbled by Morgan’s dedication to this ride and cause,” Jackson said. “We are cheering on him and his teammates and we encourage others to join in offering their support.”
For more information about how to get involved or make a contribution, visit Morgan Sommer’s participant page on the AIDS/LifeCycle website.