18 August 2012

Cycle for Life



I'd heard of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) before, but, until recently, I didn't know a thing about it. After doing some research I've learned that CF is a life-threatening genetic disease. It affects the respiratory and digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the US. The disease occurs when a child receives the CF gene from both parents. What is scary is that more than 10 million in the US are unaware, symptom-less hosts of the CF gene. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is important because nearly every approved CF drug that is available today was made possible by the CFF.

On Sunday, 7 October 2012 I will ride my bike 30 miles for the CFF. The event is called Cycle for Life, and, taking place in Lake Mary, FL, it is sponsored by Aptalis. I'm happy to participate in Cycle for Life to benefit those battling CF.

A responsibility of my participation is raising funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. My goal is to raise $150. If you are interested in supporting this cause, please visit my donation page and click the "Click to Donate" button. Thank you. = ) Know that your donation is much appreciated and will go on to help better the lives of those affected by Cystic Fibrosis.

If you are interested in participating in the ride, visit the registration page, and be sure to let me know so we can meet up on the ride!

6 comments:

ambennett86 said...

$40 raised already! I have awesome friends! Thank you so much for your support!

ambennett86 said...

We're now at 40%! Thanks for all the support!

ambennett86 said...

we're more than half way there! thanks to all who've donated so far! = )

Melyssa Allen said...

I will definitely be donating after rent and bills are paid!

One of my really good friends in TX, Chase McGowen, has CF and he still struggles with it today, so I know this is a great cause! :)

ambennett86 said...

another $50 donated since my last comment/update! we're over 80% there! thanks, everyone! your support is awesome!

ambennett86 said...

thanks to kelly for her donation which put me at my goal! = ) can we go above and beyond?!