The eighth annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR will kick off in Minneapolis, MN, on Monday, July 31, 2017.

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The week-long initiative will raise funds for HIV/AIDS research while calling attention to the HIV epidemic among youth.

The 8-day, 1,100-mile charity motorcycle ride will make nine stops at Kiehl’s stores along a multi-state route ending in Nashville, TN, on Monday August 7. At each stop, the public will be encouraged to meet the riders, learn more about amfAR, and contribute to the Foundation. Kiehl’s will donate a total of $100,000 over the course of the event. At the conclusion of this year’s ride, Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR will have racked up more than 11,500 miles since 2010, and raised more than $1.7 million, funding nine cure-related research projects.

Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA, and amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost will lead this year’s riders: Ian Bohen, actor, Teen Wolf; JR Bourne, actor, Somewhere Between; Anthony Carrino, co-host, Kitchen Cousins; Gilles Marini, actor, Switched at Birth; Tyler Posey, actor, Teen Wolf; Grant Reynolds, host/producer, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?; and Luke Wessman, tattoo artist, Miami/NY Ink.

MONDAY, JULY 31—MINNEAPOLIS
Kiehl’s Since 1851, Mall of America, 8100 24th Ave., Bloomington, MN, 11 AM-12 PM
Kiehl’s at Macy’s, Ridgedale Center, 12411 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, MN, 12:30-1:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 2—CHICAGOLAND
Kiehl’s at Von Maur, Yorktown Center, 145 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL, 1:30-2:30 PM
Kiehl’s at Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 4:30-5:30 PM
THURSDAY, AUG. 3—CHICAGOLAND
Kiehl’s Since 1851, The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 11 AM-12 PM
FRIDAY, AUG. 4—INDIANAPOLIS
Kiehl’s Since 1851, The Fashion Mall at Keystone, 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN, 12-1 PM
SATURDAY, AUG. 5—LEXINGTON
Kiehl’s at Dillard’s, Fayette Mall, 3625 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
MONDAY, AUG. 7—NASHVILLE
Kiehl’s at Dillard’s, CoolSprings Galleria, 1796 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, TN, 11AM-12 PM
LIFERIDE FINALE! Kiehl’s Since 1851, The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville, TN, 12:30-1:30 PM

The proceeds from the 2017 Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR will support the research of Dr. Daniela Fera. Dr. Fera is the recipient of one of amfAR’s Mathilde Krim Fellowships, which support bright young scientists seeking innovative solutions to HIV/AIDS. She is reengineering HIV proteins so that they lose their protective shield and elicit a more effective response from the immune system. Her project could advance the search for both a vaccine and a cure. Dr. Fera is an accomplished scientist and teacher who has won several awards for her work in structural biology during her postdoctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Key partners for the ride include Cadillac, Delta Air Lines, and Hedon helmets.

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