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On October 6th, I will be joining a large group of people who are all fighting to add tomorrows for cystic fibrosis patients. Those of you who know me know I am NOT a cyclist, but you also know how much advocating for CF means to me. Those of you who do not know me well may not realize that the love of my life and very best friend, Clayton, lives with CF. Clayton inspires me every day to be better and take care of my body. He also inspires me to make the best of my today and to dream for tomorrow. Although Clayton does it with grace, living with CF is far from easy. Many CF patients aren't as healthy or lucky as Clayton. Although there are ups and downs, we are sure to count our blessings every day. There are things that can be done for the patients, family, and friends who are associated with CF. We can give each other hope; hope for a cure, hope for more tomorrows. With that, I challenge you to do something.. educate yourself on living with CF, make a donation to help fund research if you're able, or even step outside your comfort zone and RIDE with me to help advocate for CF and add tomorrows! I have set my fundraiser goal at $750 in the hopes of receiving a bike jersey to commemorate my first of many Cycle for Life rides!
CF is a rare genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S. It causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Those living with this disease are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers, all struggling every day just to breathe and live a normal, healthy life. I ride for them and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Breakthrough treatments have added years to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Today the median predicted survival age is close to 40. This is a dramatic improvement from the 1950s, when a child with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Because of tremendous advancements in research and care, many people with CF are living long enough to realize their dreams of attending college, pursuing careers, getting married, and having kids.
Help me reach my fundraising goal!