HIV - AIDS

Woman stops in Williamsburg on 6,000-mile charity bike ride

Woman stops in Williamsburg on 6,000-mile charity bike ride

In May, Uli Schackmann quit her job, sold her car, rented out her house and caught a plane from Florida to Alaska — only to bike all the way back with her service dog, Jackson, raising awareness and money for HIV and AIDS. Her goal is to help find a cure by 2020.

"Right now, the disease has become a silent disease," Schackmann said. "Nobody is really talking about it. Everybody is on medication, so it's not discussed at all."

Schackmann said she's been involved in advocating for people affected by this disease since 1996, and was inspired by an annual event called The Smart Ride, where bikers raise $1,250 minimum for the cause and then bike 165 miles from...

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