rideATAXIA Chicago Summer Challenge 2020

Team Emily

 Hi-my name is Emily Young. To align with the guidance on large gatherings we have transitioned this year's ride into a virtual summer challenge. The effort will take place through the month of July and culminate on July 25th. All proceeds will go to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) in an effort to promote awareness of FA and help fund research. FA is a debilitating, life shortening neuromuscular disease. I was diagnosed with FA 12 years ago. Since then, many things in my life have changed. I struggle with fatigue, heart disease and loss of balance. I am currently 24 years old. I recently completed a clinical trial thru the University of Iowa. Upon completion of the trial, I was given the opportunity to start an experimental drug for FA. Clinical trials for FA are possible because of events like rideAtaxia that continue to fund moving the research forward. I am inviting you to come out the month of July and participate in our rideATAXIA Chicago Summer Challenge. Be a part of the CURE. Donate! Together we WILL cure FA!

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