Gears for Good bike rides raise awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder, which affects only 20,000 people in the United States and results in excessive bleeding. Bleeding episodes may be external or internal into joints, muscles, the abdominal cavity, the brain, and other organs. Untreated bleeds can lead to crippling deformities of the joints or life threatening bleeds within the body. Currently, there is no cure, and medication needed to treat the disorder typically costs around $250,000 annually per person.
The funds raised during the bike ride will support HFA’s Helping Hands program. Helping Hands is a one-of-a-kind assistance program available to people living with a bleeding disorder undergoing temporary financial crisis due to their chronic condition.
“Hemophilia is not only physically and emotionally painful, it can be financially challenging,”
You can help raise awareness and funds to assist people affected by hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, by registering for the ride and donating to support this important cause. Visit www.gearsforgood.com for more information.