SOURCE: GeoVax Labs, Inc.

September 23, 2010 11:29 ET

The SMART Ride Plans October 7 Fundraiser and November 19 Bicycle Ride to Benefit Six HIV/AIDS Charities in South Florida

The Manor Complex in Wilton Manors to Host "That 70's Party" Fundraiser on October 7 from 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm; STYX Co-founder/Bassist Chuck Panozzo to Perform

The SMART Ride Team 995 to Bicycle From Miami to Key West on November 19

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) -  The SMART Ride, a series of publicly sponsored bicycle events designed to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS community in South Florida, has announced an upcoming fundraiser on October 7 and a bicycle ride from Miami to Key West on November 19.

The Manor Complex in Wilton Manors will host a SMART Ride fundraiser called "That 70's Party" on October 7 from 7:30 pm - 3 a.m. This is a benefit for the SMART Ride team 995, and all proceeds will go to benefit six HIV/AIDS charities in Florida. The beneficiaries of the fundraiser are Broward House, Metropolitan Charities, Center for Positive Connections, AIDS Help, Miracle of Love, and Comprehensive AIDS Program.

STYX co-founder and bassist Chuck Panozzo is one of several special guests who will perform at the fundraiser. Mr. Panozzo, a well-known HIV activist, is a spokesperson for GeoVax Labs, Inc. an Atlanta, GA-based biotechnology company that creates, develops and tests innovative HIV/AIDS vaccines. The company's preventative HIV vaccine has completed Phase 1 clinical trials in humans and is currently in a Phase 2a clinical trial being conducted and funded by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Based on current enrollment rates, the company expects the trial to end in 2011. Enrollment has also begun for a Phase 1 clinical trial testing the company's therapeutic vaccine candidate.

On November 19, beginning at 5:00 am, the SMART Ride Team 995 will be bicycling, along with over 1,000 other riders and volunteers, 165 miles from Miami to Key West. For more information and details about the bicycle ride, or to make a contribution, please visit www.TheSmartRide.org

Tickets for "That 70's Party" are now available at The Manor Complex, 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305, and at all Juiceblendz locations. Tickets are $20.00 for general admission and $100.00 for VIP admission (including food by Juiceblendz and champagne).

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