Name: Tom Hennes
Hometown: Grew up near Detroit. Been in NY since 1979, so it is definitely home now.
Favorite food: I live for seriously spicy Thai food (goat, included; sorry!). But not the day before a ride.
Person you would most like to meet: Oliver Sachs (no longer possible); John McPhee (still possible)
How many years you’ve done Braking AIDS: this is my second
Any other cycling events you’ve done: The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Century Ride, in Ohio.
A brief thought on why the ride matters: Housing Works came about because a few people saw an unmet need and decided it was important enough to meet. The Ride is a way that more of us can put some skin in the game and contribute in a larger way as a group than we could as individuals. It’s also a way for those of us who are positive to celebrate our own good fortune in a way that gives back to others, and honors those who didn’t make it.
Your 2016 fundraising goal: $30,000 — one thousand for each year since my diagnosis.
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