Local Fundraiser Part of Nationwide Effort to Battle Fatal Disease
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of the nationally branded fundraising campaign, the CF Cycle for Life. With more than forty rides across the country, thousands of participants will take part in these premiere cycling events, which generate critical funds to fight cystic fibrosis, an inherited fatal disease.
The CF Cycle for Life in Covina, CA, is scheduled for:
- Date: October 22, 2016
- Location: Alosta Brewing Company, 692 Arrow Grand Circle, Covina, CA 91722
- Distance: 25 mile, 65 mile or 100 mile
- Registration: additional details can be found at www.fightcf.cff.org/LAcycle
CF Cycle for Life is currently offering a discount on registration (75% off!) with code: SOCAL (case sensitive)
“CF Cycle for Life is crucial to our lifesaving efforts, and every participant who joins us makes a difference for people with cystic fibrosis,” said Tim Long, cycle committee volunteer and participant for the CF Foundation’s Los Angeles Chapter. “We are making tremendous progress in fighting this devastating disease, and we are grateful for our volunteers and sponsors, who are a vital part of this effort.”
Funds raised through the CF Cycle for Life have helped spur dramatic progress in the lives of those who have cystic fibrosis. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Currently over 50% of our CF patient population is over the age of 18 because of the specialized treatment the CF Foundation has been able to provide.
An estimated 30,000 adults and children in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide have cystic fibrosis. It causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of a defective CF gene.
CF Cycle for Life, the CF Foundation’s premiere cycling event, unites families, corporations, CF care centers, student groups and other dedicated friends with the common goal of finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. The CF Foundation is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. For more information, go to www.cff.org.