What are @ Home Heroes?
@Home Heroes are an integral part of the AIDS/LifeCycle community! Not sure you can sneak away from the house or office for a full week to join AIDS/LifeCycle 2022? Not a problem! Our @Home Heroes program is for folks like you: eager to have a role in furthering our mission to end AIDS, but unable to join for the Ride in June. You can even unite your friends or coworkers by starting a team of @Home Heroes to participate together!
Signing up as an @Home Hero includes choosing the challenge you want to take on: a fundraising goal, a mileage count, and an HIV/AIDS program or service that you are inspired by!
Once you sign up as an @Home Hero, you’ll receive access to your Participant Center, where you can share your commitment story, update your followers on your journey, and track your progress! Throughout the season, a Participant Rep will support you to help you reach your goals (whether it’s riding 50 or 500 miles, fundraising $500 or $5000, we’ll help you get there!).
And to top it all off, we have a full suite of Thank You Gifts to offer as you tick off fundraising benchmarks and milestones!
How does it work?
With our @Home Hero program, YOU decide HOW and WHERE you make your impact.
Choose your challenge – How much money will you raise? How many miles will you log? Which HIV/AIDS-related service are you most passionate about fundraising and advocating for?
Don’t forget to make your participant page personal by sharing the “WHY” with your supporters: why this community, why this program, why this cause?
With help from a Participant Representative, you’ll have access to the tools (Hello, template emails!), strategies (Want to organize a raffle for your fundraising? We’re experts.), and information needed to fight stigma with your campaign. Yes – fighting stigma means fundraising, but it also means educating ourselves and our supporters (including, but not limited to: friends, neighbors, bandmates, penpals, distant cousins…) around the challenges that our unique communities face, and how our agencies play a part in ensuring these challenges are met.
Throughout the season, you’ll have access to Special Events to inspire your fundraising and fitness goals, including workshops, mission-focused Q&A sessions and conversations, virtual workouts, and more.
@ Home Hero Thank You Gifts
Hit fundraising milestones throughout the year and receive one of our fabulous Thank You Gifts – because, serious question: can you really have too much AIDS/LifeCycle swag? (Actually, don’t answer that.)
Earn t-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, jerseys, and more – basically everything you need to be decked out in AIDS/LifeCycle gear all season long. It’s a win-win: raise awareness and rep our cause to end AIDS, and look super cute along the way!.