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Last year the pandemic necessitated the cancellation of the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life bike ride. Hopefully this year the ride will proceed as planned and be a success. Your support and donations really are an inspiration that give me the drive to continue pushing myself to complete the 15 mile course once again this year. I ride for my granddaughter Natalie who faces daily struggles with CF. She is now 8 and stays active swimming and running 5k and a few 10k marathons. The doctors are impressed with her lung functions and attribute her amazing results with her willingness to push herself with running and following her daily breathing and drug treatments. I am proud to share that she is the 2021 CF Cycle for Life Ambassador!
A new drug therapy will soon be available to Natalie that shows great promise. This new drug would not be possible with out all the support that's provided by the CF foundation. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I ride for them and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By cycling, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my CF Cycle for Life fundraising campaign today!
The CF Cycle for Life is a unique event that empowers cyclists to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
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About Cystic Fibrosis:
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. More than 10 million people) are "carriers" of the defective CF gene. CF causes repeat and chronic lung infections and difficulty digesting food and nutrients. The average life expectancy is 37 years of age—there is no cure.
This is a historic time in the fight against cystic fibrosis. Recently, the CF Foundation has developed a new drug- Kalydeco- that targets the basic genetic defect causing CF. The passing of this new drug by the FDA opens many doors for future research and creates new hope for all afflicted. Now, more than ever before, we must continue to raise funds in support of a cure for cystic fibrosis.
This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their commitment to finding a cure.