today…Add tomorrows.
Cycle enthusiasts from
across D.C., Maryland and Virginia will come together on October 13TH
in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Aptalis CF Cycle for Life
bike event.  The ride will begin and end
at Barnesville School in Boyds, MD,
and cyclists will ride through the scenic countryside surrounding Northern
Montgomery County.  

This event caters to cyclists
of all experience levels; 20 mile, 30 mile, and 65 mile route
options allow everyone from novice to experienced cyclist to participate in
this ride.  No matter what route you
choose, the ride will feature well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike
mechanics available throughout the route, support vehicles, ride marshals and a
post-ride celebration!  All participants
will receive a long sleeved official event t-shirt with their $200 minimum
pledge requirement. Those who raise $750 or more will earn an official event jersey,
and the opportunity to earn additional prizes.

“With so much promising
research on the horizon, it’s more important than ever that we raise every
dollar we can to fight CF and improve the lives of people with this disease,”
said Heidi Schiesser, volunteer chair for the CF Foundation’s Metropolitan
Washington, D.C. Chapter. “We are grateful for the contributions of each
volunteer, donor, and corporate sponsor who support the Aptalis CF Cycle for
Life.  Every cyclist is doing their part
in this life-saving effort.”

fibrosis is a chronic, progressive and life-threatening genetic disease
that affects the lungs and digestive system.  For
a person with CF, basic acts like breathing and eating are a challenge.  Currently,
there is no cure for this disease.
 The Metro DC Chapter of the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation works to fuel medical research and progress through a
variety of annual fundraising events.  Our progress is clear and our
successes are tangible, but there is still much to do in order to assure ALL
CF patients live a long, full and healthy life. 

Local and Corporate
sponsors of the Aptalis CF Cycle For Life include Clark Construction, Hudson
Trail Outfitters (HTO), Boloco and Global Printing.  If you would like to become involved with
this event as a Sponsor, team leader, individual cyclist or volunteer, please
contact Becca Werner at 301-657-8444
or rwerner@cff.org.  By joining our CF family, you can make a
difference in the lives of all people with CF.  With your help, we can add
more tomorrows today—and everyday—to the lives of all affected by CF

Becca Werner | Development Director
Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Chapter | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
: (301)657-8444,
ext 205 | E: rwerner@cff.org


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