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Massachusetts CF Cycle for Life

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Raised: $1,345.00

Goal: $1,000.00

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Here we are in 2021, and the hope is that COVID 19 will finally be taking a back seat to our everyday lives. So much progress has been made, yet there is still so much more to be done. With concerns rising on the Delta variant, there is still a level of caution. The risk factors for someone with Cystic Fibrosis is still present, and continuing to work for the cure just makes sense.

All indications are that this year will be an in person event, in October. My gut tells me that things could change, but we’ll keep things moving, regardless of which way things swing. I've signed up for the 65 mile route again, and training has begun. This year, I invested in a new bike to assist me along the way, which has certainly recharged my thirst for hitting the road! News flash, it’s still only as fast as I can pedal…

This has definitely been an eventful year, even more so in the last couple of months. Many of you know that Danielle sold the house in Stow, and we purchased a condo in Ayer. Can you imagine navigating the real estate landscape on both a purchase and sale in these current conditions? Well, Danielle handled it masterfully, and we were never even homeless during any point in the process! With all of that behind us, training can now get to the next level.
Our new normal is ever changing. How we navigate through our day-to-day lives has been met with many personal challenges. I hope that my participation in this ride can make a difference over all, no matter how small that may be. If I can help raise some money through donations, as well as create additional awareness, then I've achieved my goal.

If you'd like to consider making a donation on my behalf, every little bit helps! Thanks for reading. Hopefully we'll be able to get together soon, as restrictions continue to ease up across that commonwealth. Even if you'd like to get together for a beer, please reach out! Make a donation, and the beer is on me. How's that for motivation? I know that we haven’t had enough opportunities in the last couple of years to socialize properly.
This year, mom was kind enough to create another fabulous quilt to raffle off as well. When you make a donation sponsoring Danielle or I, you’ll be entered for a chance to win! This 42 x 45 lap quilt is super soft! We’re keeping it hidden from Daisy so that it remains cat fur free! You can see a photo of it on my personal page on the CF site!

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 breath 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.

While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short. By participating in CF Cycle for Life, I am taking my ride to the next level and helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis today. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my CF Cycle fundraising campaign today!

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, yet emotional way.

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