It's not every day that an 88-year-old legend of the silver screen writes you a personal note of thanks and encouragement, but that's exactly what one DORIS DAY did for the riders and roadies of AIDS/LifeCycle 2012!
Ms. Day, whose dear friend Rock Hudson died of AIDS, had a friend riding in ALC this year. She followed the progress of the event via the stories, pictures and videos on the AIDS/LifeCycle website.
Needless to say, she was impressed and sent a heartfelt note that was read aloud to all of the riders on the last leg of their trek.
Ms. Day wrote: “I just want to take a moment to personally thank you all for riding all those miles, and tonight for honoring those lost to AIDS, including my dear, dear friend Rock Hudson. It has been over 30 years since AIDS first emerged. And that means almost 30 years since Rock was diagnosed. It was so hard to see him taken from all of us just a little over a year later.
I know many of you there have also experienced similar loss to mine and what you’re doing is so important, both to remember those gone and also to ensure those alive keep living much longer than Rock was able to. So keep pedaling. May the winds carry you all the way to L.A., your last leg. And on those tough hills remember one of my favorite phrases: “Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be will be, the future’s not ours to see…” But I know that future WILL be brighter because of all of you. Love, Doris Day.”