Tanzania Team Joins in Solidarity
Supporting LGBT HIV/AIDS Awareness
Tanzania-based AIDS/LifeCycle Team Titianium members will be riding 200 miles in Tanzania in tandem with California riders to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in their country and to unite in extraordinary compassionate action.
The Tanzanian group will be riding from the town of Kibaha to the country's largest city, Dar es Salaam, in tandem with AIDS/LifeCycle Team Titanium members riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles on June 1 - 7, 2014.
James Wandera Ouma, leader of the Tanzania riders, is founder of the non-profit LGBT VOICE Tanzania and was selected as one of the 2014 GOOD 100 Global Citizens. He is also spearheading a Compassionate City program for the city of Dar es Salaam with the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities.
Ouma, along with other riders will make the 200 mile ride to the Dar es Salaam, following the AIDS/LifeCycle 545 mile trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles, in a Compassion Relay with the International Compassion Games.
Sponsored by San Francisco-based GoodMojo, the team members will wear Team Titanium jerseys and carry the specially made AIDS/LifeCycle bandanas, as part of GoodMojo’s Billion Lights of Kindness campaign created to encourage active engagement in social causes.
"We're sharing in the spirit of
extraordinary compassionate action with AIDS/LifeCycle."
As the executive director of LGBT VOICE, James Ouma tackles existing policies that routinely deny health care to the LGBT community and works to educate the greater public about these injustices. More