I talked with Hannah Herriman, Development Director for the Arkansas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, yesterday. They have put together a ride in mid September that besides being a great fundraising event, will also be a good way to get ready for the Big Dam Bridge 100 a couple of weeks later. As a matter of fact, much of the course will be on the BDB route. From the news release:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 28, 2013) – The Arkansas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) will hold its first CF Cycle for Life event on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the River Trail Station in North Little Rock, AR.
Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for a one-day ride to support finding a cure for CF. This cycling event is fully supported with rest stops, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, on-site medical services and much more.
The event is set to net over $40,000, with 90 percent of that total going directly toward Cystic Fibrosis Foundation research and programs.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic, life threatening disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (300 in Arkansas). In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, the average life expectancy is about 38 years old. The CF Foundation helps fund vital research, care and drug development in hopes to find a cure.
“We still lose precious young lives to this disease every day. It’s more important than ever that we raise every dollar we can to fight CF,” Jennifer Maune, Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Arkansas Chapter said.
“We’re grateful for every volunteer, donor and corporate sponsor who supports the CF Foundation.”
Registration is only $25 if you sign up before July 12th but they are looking for you to get sponsors. They are also looking for businesses to put employee teams together much like Race for the Cure. Many of the details are still in the works but get this one on your calendar now. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.