As the world changes daily in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, The LGBT Community Center in New York City continues to adapt to meet the needs of the most vulnerable LGBTQ New Yorkers. Many in our community need The Center now more than ever, and requests for our services have only increased since the start of the pandemic including from those who rely on us for HIV and AIDS support services.
We are excited to build on last year’s amazing virtual experience and invite you to sign up for C4C: The 275 Challenge Virtual Event, taking place Sunday, August 29 – Saturday, September 25!
Our community members’ health and safety is always our top priority, which is why we have made the tough call not to proceed with our annual three-day Cycle for the Cause on-the-road event in September. But we still need the Cycle for the Cause family to keep The Center’s work going. We’re once again asking you to rally around the LGBTQ community by participating in the 275 Challenge this year to make sure that we are meeting the needs of LGBTQ New Yorkers right now.
C4C: The 275 Challenge is a virtual experience to test yourself physically and creatively for 27.5 days in digital solidarity with one another while raising funds for The Center. Participants can choose between our four participant types: Cycling, Running, Walking, or Creating. Our Cyclists, Runners, and Walkers will choose a mileage goal to complete indoors (or, where safe, on the road) throughout the 27.5-day-long challenge. Creators will design their own unique Challenges whether it’s to bake, make, create, or do any other sort of physical or creative challenge—anything they choose for 27.5 days or 275 repetitions! This challenge is built for Riders and Crew, individuals and teams, people of any age or ability, no matter where you are!
We’ll provide the tools you need to fundraise, as well as support with planning your personal 275 Challenge experience. Throughout the month-long virtual event, there will be opportunities to experience your favorite parts of the Ride, including an opening ceremony, pickles, PB&Js, and your favorite C4C celebrities. And we’ll be introducing daily challenges, team competitions, and more to keep you motivated. We will come together at the end of the month on Saturday, September 25 for a virtual closing ceremony (or in-person if safe!) to celebrate all you have achieved!
Registration is now $0 and there are no fundraising minimums. Register today for C4C: The 275 Challenge and begin your fundraising!
We’re so excited to support you in the coming months and work together virtually until we can safely come together in person as a C4C community. We have no doubt that this community is going to do something huge to help all LGBTQ New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19, especially our friends and family living with HIV and AIDS, just as we have for 26 years. Let’s do this, Cycle Family!