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New Birmingham based charity sure to create a roar.
CF Riders, a new Birmingham based non-profit organization, aims to take on Cystic Fibrosis two wheels and one mile a time by Dreaming Big, Riding Free, and Breathing Easy.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects over 30,000 children and adults within the USA alone. The disease causes the body to produce a thick sticky mucus that makes patients easily susceptible to lung infection and disease. CF also causes digestive problems, and in most cases CF patients take pancreatic enzymes to help break down nutrients. CF also causes a high rate of infertility in adults and especially in males with the disease.
CF Riders began with a dream of riding a motorcycle across country in June of 2010. Brian quickly realized if he was to ride across country, he had better learn how to ride a mororcycle. With no experience he began to work on his dream. WIth the help of his wife and daughter, this dream quickly expanded and CF Riders Foundation was created. WIth the help of another local foundation, Laps For CF, CF Riders is on their way of realizing their dream of riding cross country. Along the way, they will be organizing 10-15 fundraiser rides for the Cystic Fibrosis community. Says President and Founder of CF Riders Brian Johnson, "Our vision is to do for the CF community, what Susan G. Komen has done for Breast Cancer Research. When you hear her name you think of fundraiser walks all over the country. She is synonymous with Breast Cancer. When you hear the name CF Riders, we want people to think of engines roaring all over the world in the name of Cystic Fibrosis."
Please visit www.cfriders.org for more information or to find out how you can become an official CF Rider. Also on Facebook, keywords CF Riders and on Twitter @cfrider.
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About CF Riders: A non-profit organization based in Birmingham, AL dedicated to raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, and providing financial support in all areas of need for CF research, treatment, care, and improved quality of life. Dream Big, Ride Free, Breathe Easy! Our motto above is a summary of what CF Riders is all about. We began with a dream that involves riding across the country on a motorcycle in order to raise awareness and support for CF; to bring hope to those who need encouragement;