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Riders in Holliston Ma area? Help needed, please(1 post)

Riders in Holliston Ma area? Help needed, pleaseNigeyy
Sep 26, 2003 10:26 AM
My son William has Cystic Fibrosis (picture attached, he is handily placed beside my road bike and others). Getting the news of his disease devastated me, but I'm determined to help find a cure. I've been really lucky with the help of some really good friends and family. And cycling has helped take out my frustrations many a time.

On Saturday October 4th 2003 at Holliston, Mass. at 10:00am, Massachusetts (web link http://www.landrys.com/Pages/CFH/cfh.html) there will be a 12/25 mile bike ride to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It's a lovely ride -if you sign up you get a free t-shirt, bbq,ride support and the knowledge you're helping make a difference -to my son, Haylee and Jenna and other kids with this horrible disease.

Please consider making any donation, or please feel free to make a team or join my team "WillToFightCF". I'd appreciate it so much. You can register on the day, cost is $50 per person if you ride for my team. Contact me at nigel_pickard@yahoo.com if you're interested or have any questions. Thanks so much for reading this far.

p.s. please, no comments on my stem or saddle position ;^)

Quick facts:

WHAT IS IT FOR?: ALL funds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org). It's an excellent organization that has a terrific track record of prudent financial management and medical research (over 92% of money raised goes to CF research). The CFF is top rated in Charity watch
(http://www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html) and is extremely highly rated in Wall St Journal's SmartMoney for charities that "don't waste your money" (http://www.smartmoney.com/theagenda/index.cfm?story=december02).

WHAT IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS?: Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is currently incurable. The median life expectancy of a person with CF is 33 years old (but it is rising thanks to the efforts of the CFF, advanced medical care and people like you helping!). Cystic Fibrosis causes the mucus in the body to thicken, often resulting in severe lung infections and degradation. Cystic Fibrosis also causes the inability to digest fatty foods properly, often resulting in malnutrition. 1 in 27 caucasion people are carriers (you can be a carrier and not even know it, as I and my wife were) of the CF gene mutation, and once two people who are carriers have children, the chance of having a child with CF is 1 in 4.

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