Get Geared Up To Find The Cure For Cystic Fibrosis!

Who: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter proudly announces the Eurand CF Cycle for Life (formerly the Cycle for Haylee) bike tour to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research, medical programs and patient care. The Cycle for Haylee (CFH) has a 12 year history of dedicated riders and sponsors raising more than $550,000 in the quest for the CF cure and control. In 2010 CFH expanded into a national bike tour with 17 rides taking place across the country.

What: The Eurand CF Cycle for Life is a 12, 30 and 65 bike tour fundraising event that will take place Saturday, October 2, 2010. The event is a one day, fully supported bike tour through the metro west area including the towns of Ashland, Concord, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Natick, Sherborn, and Sudbury on picturesque 12, 30 and 65 mile routes. Riders will receive a delicious BBQ provided by Tennessee’s BBQ, a t-shirt, entertainment and much more.

In Massachusetts our 2010 goal is to host 250 cyclists and raise $150,000. Together, we can make this happen!

Each rider will contact donors in the process of fundraising and be eligible for wonderful prizes. When this is combined with the grass-roots initiative, and the engagement of volunteers and sponsors, more than 1,000 people will receive information and communication about The Eurand CF Cycle for Life Bike Tour.

The Eurand CF Cycle for Life Bike Tour offers an opportunity for corporations, individuals and local business to strengthen their involvement in the community and gain positive exposure. Outlined below are some general rider demographics.

Where: Start and finish line, Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, Holliston

When: Saturday, October 2, 2010
65 mile route riders register at 7:00 am
30 & 12 mile route rider register at 9:00 am

How: Get involved by riding, donating or sponsoring by calling the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (508) 655-6000 or 1-800-966-0444 and asking for Terry Waite or visit the website at http://mass-ri.cff.org/cycleforlife

Why: Cystic Fibrosis is an incurable genetic disease primarily affecting the respiratory and digestive systems. Not long ago, the life expectancy was 20 years of age. Research supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has extended the expectancy to 37 years of age.

The Cystic FibrosisFoundation participates in MassBike’s Charity Ride Partner Program to help support MassBike’s advocacy and education programs.

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