Every year Sang An and his husband Bob Bathrick get on their bikes and ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for AIDS/HIV. The ride is 575 miles long, and takes 7 days. I did a similar ride from Boston to NYC in 1997, it was a mere 300 miles, and let me tell you, my bum hurt, and so did the rest of my body. I didn’t really mind the pain as it was an incredible, community supported experience, and I am proud to have been a part of it. My close friend from high school, Todd, died when he was in his 20’s, and I rode in his memory. And it is with Todd in my heart that I donate a gleena piece to the auction organized by Sang each year.
This year I donated a serving set in my favorite dusk glaze, and was so happy to realize that it was purchased by Tami Hardeman, a super talented food stylist.
Within a few days of receiving the set, Tami created beautiful things with it, and posted on her Instagram feed.
Thank you, Sang, for organizing such an incredible auction, and for doing the ride each year. And thank you, Tami, for supporting the event, and for creating gorgeous work on gleena.