Monthly Archives: March 2017

Trail to a Cure, Inc. announces end of organizational operations effective June 30; Ride/Walk/Run in May is ON.

A message from Trail to a Cure, Inc.

Trail to a Cure began organizing in 2007 through the efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers who saw a need in our community for HIV/AIDS research, education, and social-service support. TTAC was incorporated and obtained 501(c)(3) nonprofit status as “Trail to a Cure, Inc.” shortly thereafter. TTAC is a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff. It is managed by a board of nine, four of whom have been with TTAC since the first year.

Our primary purpose as a not-for-profit organization is to raise funds to fight HIV/AIDS through education, research, and direct support services, primarily through our annual Trail to a Cure Ride/Walk/Run event, which was first held in 2008.

We are proud of our achievements.

  • Our efforts and those of our event participants have helped place a significant number of future scientists and doctors in local research labs as undergraduates working with virologists studying various aspects of HIV/AIDS.
  • Our efforts have helped close financial gaps faced by persons living with HIV/AIDS in central Missouri when other funding sources have run out.
  • We have increased the amount of volunteerism, and we have educated the community about HIV/AIDS.

2017 will mark our 10th anniversary as an organization. Over those 10 years, we have raised approximately $106,000 — and we hope to increase that to $120,000 in this, our final year as an organization.

We would like to end our last year on a high note through increased event participation and fundraising efforts.

The 10th Annual Ride/Walk/Run is ON

We have a few events on the calendar, including the big Ride/Walk/Run event on May 6. Details about that event are available at https://www.firstgiving.com/ttac

We are also hopeful that another entity or organization will choose to build on our work with a new event to replace the Ride/Walk/Run after 2017.

Our fiscal year ends on June 30, and it is our goal to complete all official TTAC business and meet our fundraising goal by that date.

TTAC Board

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