Cape Cod cyclist & philanthropist wins cycling apparel for 545 AIDS ride

Yarmouth Port man pledges to raise $10,000 for HIV/AIDS research
Nathan Wagner in his new wind vest at Basshole Boardwalk in Yarmouth Port. Photo courtesy of Wendell Marketing.

Nathan Wagner, 30, of Yarmouth Port will be riding the AIDS/LifeCycle bicycle ride in June 2011 to raise awareness and money for HIV/AIDS research, treatment and education.

Wagner exceeded early fundraising goals and through his efforts, and the generosity of the community, has received a limited edition AIDS/LifeCycle wind vest, which he is using during his training. Wagner has pledged to raise $10,000 prior to the commencement of the ride in June, and has already raised over $1,750. Current benefactors include many Cape Cod residents, such as State Senator Daniel Wolf and businesses such as Wendell Marketing, LLC and Atlantic Coastal Wellness, Inc, both of Yarmouth. Wagner's AIDS/LifeCycle Facebook page has close to 100 followers so far, and the number is growing daily.

Wagner, a department supervisor at Home Depot in Hyannis, is riding to fight HIV/AIDS infections on Cape Cod and globally. "I am at a time in my life where I need to make changes. Making this ride will not only allow me to get into better physical shape, it will help keep people's minds on an issue that has affected so many of us and provide needed funds to support research, treatment and education. I have too many friends that have been infected, and I am fighting so that no more are," said Nathan Wagner. He also commented, "Now that I have this AIDS/LifeCycle apparel, people will see me on the bike trail, stop me, and give me the chance to tell them what I am doing."

AIDS/LifeCycle is a 545 mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles in its 10th year, and has raised $60 million to fight AIDS. For more information, please contact Nathan Wagner at 508 744-7641 x 400 or at [email protected]. Donations can be made at or by check payable to AIDS/LifeCycle and mailed to Nathan Wagner, 411 Main Street, Suite 7, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675.

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