Cycle for a Cause: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Please join me in supporting this cause by signing-up for class and making a donation that you are comfortable with. The live class will be held on Sunday, August 1st at 8:30am EST. All participants who register for this class will have access to the video recording to replay for 7 days after the scheduled class date. If you don't have a bike, you can still join this experience with a walk or run outdoors, on a treadmill, rower, stair stepper, or elliptical! You are also welcome to simply make a Venmo donation that will be added to the total after the charity ride (Venmo: @BrittDeitz). All of the proceeds will be donated to the charity.
More info about the cause:
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis -- a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease, but together, we can help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. One of our own community members, Karen Passalacqua Maciariello, is a cystic fibrosis warrior, and she finds that movement is medicine. Exercise keeps her lungs active and engaged.
As part of her advocacy for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Karen takes part in the 65 Mile Challenge. This is a 6 week long challenge where participants are challenged to move 65 miles in any way that gives them joy, including biking, hiking, running, and walking. August 1st is the first day of the challenge, so wish Karen and others luck to complete the challenge! Money donated to this ride will support the foundation’s mission to find a cure for CF.