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Let’s Grab Life By The Handlebars! Be Extraordinary!

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – together we can do extraordinary things! I hope that you join me and Chippy the Cheetah throughout December to help others!

If 2020 was a typical year my AIDS/LifeCycle fundraising would be in full swing and we would be celebrating year-end milestones. However, this year has been anything but typical. The hard truth is that because of the continued state of the pandemic, we will not be riding AIDS/LifeCycle in June of 2021.

Until then, let’s grab life by the handlebars and keep our mission moving forward! Our mission of ending AIDS and caring for people with HIV/AIDS is too important to wait until we can return to AIDS/LifeCycle as we know it (which we fervently hope will be in 2022). The truth is, inaction for an entire year would put life-saving programs—and the lives of many people—at risk. None of us wants that.

So I’ve created something new.

If you know anything about me, you know I love cheetahs, cycling, and the AIDS/Lifecycle. Your support of me, whether through financial, hugs, or cheers over the last 10 years has inspired this book. Everything counts! I hope you enjoy my book as my much I enjoyed telling this story! and now I’m hooked and ready to start book #2.

Chippy the Cheetah Rides 545 Miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles
New Book published September 2020: Chippy the Cheetah Rides 545 Miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Chippy the Cheetah Rides 545 Miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles tells the story of Chippy, an adventurous and caring young cheetah that goes on the AIDS/LifeCycle and learns about helping others, being part of a team, and determination. As Chippy is faced with challenges, such as raising money or riding his bicycle on the road, readers will enjoy how he cleverly figures things out and solves challenges in a positive way, and develops a caring attitude throughout the ride.

This book is for EVERYONE!

The book has LGBTQ+ themes and hopes to create positive role models for the LGBTQ+ community and those infected with AIDS/HIV. It is a book to remind us that each of us can do important things in the world. This book is a celebration of my 10-years of raising money for the AIDS/Lifecycle. (www.545miles.com) It combines my love of cycling, cheetahs, and the AIDS/LifeCycle.

How Your Support Helps!

With your support and the publication of Chippy the Cheetah’s first book, together we will:

  • Raise much-needed funding for AIDS research, education, and treatment through the LGBT Center in Los Angeles and the Sans Francisco AIDS Foundation.
  • Celebrate LGBTQ+ communities and show that their lives and stories matter.
  • Help to reduce the stigma of those inflicted with AIDS/HIV.
  • Show the future generation with persistence you can do anything! Even helping to END AIDS!
  • Encourage kids and others to get involved in their community and raise money for helping others.
  • This is a 40-page book cover to cover and has themes of Caring Kindness Persistence Community LGBTQ+, diversity Adventure Cheetah speed
  • Help others Believe in yourself; don’t give up!

I hope you will consider purchasing a copy of my book. If you don’t have kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews, it also makes a great gift for yourself or your local library. Remember, the net proceeds of every book will be donated to the AIDS Lifecycle.

Here is how to purchase the book:

If you’ve already purchased a copy and/or donated!! THANK YOU!!!
Please consider sharing this book with your family and friends!

Let’s Grab Life By The Handlebars!

With love, gratitude, and virtual hugs!

Gary

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Highly Anticipated Children’s Book “Chippy The Cheetah Rides 545 Miles From San Francisco To Los Angeles” Released Today!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First-Time Author Gary Graves Embraces the LGBTQ+ Communities Celebrating Diversity and Caring

FULLERTON, Calif. — September 18, 2020 — Today, noted writer Gary Graves released his first children’s book, “Chippy The Cheetah Rides 545 Miles From San Francisco To Los Angeles,” ten years in the making, it tells the story of the young hero Chippy, an adventurous and caring young cheetah who joins the AIDS/LifeCycle ride and learns lessons about helping others. Chippy learns the benefits of being part of a team as well as seeing the rewards of his determination and goals. During the journey, Chippy is faced with challenges such as raising money for charity and riding his bicycle on the road.

Readers will enjoy how Chippy cleverly figures things out and positively solves his challenges. Mr. Graves’ goal is to inspire people who see the personal growth of Chippy, and how the cheetah sees the importance of caring and helping others throughout the ride. Gary Graves tells his readers, “The book is appropriate for everyone and celebrates the goodness of humanity. Deep down we are all the same! Chippy The Cheetah introduces LGBTQ+ themes and hopes to create positive role models for the LGBTQ+ community and those infected with AIDS/HIV. It reminds people that every person can do important things in the world, however big or small.”

Chippy the Cheetah Rides 545 Miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles - Children's Book
New Book published September 2020: Chippy the Cheetah Rides 545 Miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles – Discover the new children’s book.

Graves added, “I’ve written Chippy The Cheetah as a celebration of my 10-years of riding in and raising money for the AIDS/LifeCycle to combine my love of cycling, cheetahs, and charity. Completing my 10th year participating in the Aids/Lifecycle, even during the ‘stay at home year 2020,’ has been a thrill. I encourage readers, family and friends to support The Aids/Lifecycle, an exciting 545-mile journey by bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The charity ride benefits AIDS organizations and provides prevention education and services to those afflicted with AIDS/HIV.”

Mr. Graves is currently a tenured and full-time professor of business management at Fullerton College. He teaches Entrepreneurial Mindset, Principles of E-Commerce, Small Business Management, Principles of Advertising and Creativity Matters! One of his entrepreneurial businesses, Cycle Animals, is a specialty fundraising site that develops cycling clothing and items featuring favorite animals. The net proceeds from purchases are donated to various causes and non-profit organizations. 

“Chippy The Cheetah Rides 545 Miles From San Francisco To Los Angeles” sells in print for $25 and is available from Cycle Animals and digital version on Amazon.com. Gary Graves can be found on FacebookTwitter:  LinkedIn and Instagram 

For more information go to:  https://cycleanimals.com/shop/book-chippy-the-cheetah-rides-545-miles-from-san-francisco-to-los-angeles/ 

or call (714) 264-8778

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