June 30, 2014 ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Southwest Florida Chapter announced today that its fifth annual Tampa Bay Cycle For Life will be held on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at Ft. Desoto Park in St. Petersburg. Cycle For Life is a one-day bike ride that includes a choice of multiple routes up to 62 miles in length, to accommodate all skill levels of adult cyclists. The ride passes through some of the most scenic roads in the area, and is fully supported with well stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, bike mechanics and onsite medical services. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and entertainment are provided for all registered participants. Registration is just $25.
On Saturday, August 9th from 9:00am-3:00pm, a Shred-a-Thon to support Cycle For Life will be held at QuakerSteakandLubeat1040049thStreetNorthinClearwater. Forjust$5perbanker-sizedbox, ProShred Mobile Shredding System will securely destroy all business and personal documents of the donor’s choosing at the aforementioned site.
All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, whose mission is to cure cystic fibrosis (CF) and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. CF causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to serious infections. Tremendous progress against the disease is being made through cutting-edge research, treatments and patient assistance programs supported by the Foundation.
Just last week, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation made national headlines when Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a Foundation-sponsored partner, unveiled impressive results from late stage clinical trials of a drug combination that showed significant and consistent improvement in lung function and other important health measures for those with CF. These positive results represented an important milestone in the history of the disease – and a significant step forward in the Foundation’s effort to bring forth new treatments targeting its underlying cause.
For more information on Cycle For Life, the Shred-a-Thon, or volunteering for the local chapter, please contact Caellan Curtis at (813) 374-9041 or via email at email@example.com. Additional information can be found online at tampa.cff.org/cycleforlife.