Hello, my friends! First of all thank you SO much to those who are taking part in this event! Many of you have never been on a spin bike before and you have put aside any reservations about cycling and enthusiastically supporting me for this great cause! I thank you from the bottom of my heart because you all know that homelessness, wether it be an animal or a human, hurts my heart! To those of you who are supporting us by sponsoring participants: YOU ROCK SO HARD! Pets of the Homeless is an amazing organization which gives medical care and food and such to animal companions of human beings dealing with homelessness. Not sure you like the idea of homeless people having pets? Think you'd rather give directly to the homeless people? Well, you ARE giving to the homeless people through this cause You arr goving them more support and peace of mind than you can imagine. Studies indicate that pets of homeless people have a stronger bond with their people becuase they are ALWAYS together and homeless people tend to care for their pets like family because, in many instances, they are the only constant unconditional love and companionship they have. But they cannot afford medical care for them. Let’s help them get their pets shots, checkups, special food, supplements, gear, medications and anything else they may need so that they can continue to live with each other. If you've ever had a pet become ill you know how stressful and painful it is when you cannot help them. Imagine if they were all you had in this entire world. The homless problem in Los Angeles is a huge isseu. We must help in any way we can. And if we can brighten someone’s day by helping their best buddy and companion stay healthy or heal from something which ails them, we are removing a huge weight from their shoulders and showing them that we see them and we want to help! Our goal is a modest $1000 because I am not sure how this will go with one week to raise funds, but I'm hoping you will all be as generous as you can and we will far surpass this goal. Please sacrifice the price of a week’s worth of fancy coffee or a night out on thr town or a hang out session at a bar or two packets of cigarettes in order to help someone’s life and reduce their stress levels. The only way to change the world for ourselves is to start by thinking of others. Please give as generously as you can! Hopefully, I will be doing this fundraiser again on my Birthday with the intention of making it an annual event! Thank you for your time, for seeing your fellow man, for loving animals and for your compassion to all living things! I appreciate you more than you know!