Cycle for the Cause: The 275 Challenge 2020-07-17T17:15:10-04:00

Are you ready to take The 275 Challenge?

July 18, 2020


Why take the 275 challenge?

Because you’re done with making sourdough bread, Zoom happy hours, bingeing Netflix. Because we are still fighting for a cure for AIDS. Because LGBTQ people continue to be disproportionately burdened by poor healthcare and housing options, and are targets of hate crimes. Because trans women of color are being murdered at epidemic rates, and because Black people in America are dying of COVID-19 at three times the rate of white people. Because now, more than ever, we need to fight for each other.

And why is it for you? Well, because we need you. Because every single person can make a difference. There is no fundraising minimum and you have total flexibility in creating your personal challenge. Simply put, it’s the chance to be part of  4.5 hours of virtual solidarity from anywhere in the world.

What are you waiting for? Take the 275 challenge.
Support the work of New York’s LGBT Community Center – we need you!

Here’s how:

1. Decide what you will do.

Hint: it can be anything; baking 275 cookies for essential workers, sewing 275 masks, biking or walking for 275 minutes…the sky’s the limit.

2. Sign up

It’s free and easy.

3. Ask friends, family and colleagues to support you!

Don’t be scared, lots of people want to help and make the world a better place.

The day will begin with an Opening Ceremony at 8 a.m. ET to get you pumped for the day ahead, give you tips on how to have a successful 275 Challenge and kick things off with a community group stretch. 

The 275 Challenge will start at 8:30 a.m. ET! This is when you get to shine by diving in to your personal 275 Challenge. Be sure to share updates with your supporters and the C4C community by posting on social media, tagging us @cycleforthecause and @lgbtcenternyc and using #275Challenge. We’ll even have some breaks built in at Virtual Rest Stops and video highlights sent via text message!

At 2 p.m. ET, we will close out the day with a Closing Ceremony to celebrate our community’s success and announce the total amount raised to support The Center’s work. 

And don’t worry—the Opening and Closing will be shared for you to view if you can’t join us live.

What are you waiting for? Take The Challenge.

You can be part of the movement whether you’re in New York, Chicago, London or Tokyo. There’s no registration fee and no fundraising minimum, so it’s as simple as signing up to show that you’re committed to making sure The Center meets the needs of those relying on us, now more than ever.

Take The Challenge

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