Thanks to your support, we raised over $40,000 and the fundraising is still continuing!
The group of 77 who came out to ride (long & short), walk and tend the home fires preparing the potluck lunch all have smiling faces in preparation of spreading awareness and having fun. 4 dogs, with their blue bandannas, joined the walkers.
This was the first ride where we had sunshine all day! Another spectacular day to raise awareness. One woman stopped a group of walkers and asked if we were walking for Scleroderma. They said yes and asked how did she know about scleroderma? Her mother had died of the disease a few years earlier. She hopes to join us next year!
Each and every one of you have helped the Genome Research Project continue to search for a cure. SABC is proud to be able to continue to support local research for this terrible disease.
We were joined by Dr. Chris Ryerson & Dr. James Dunne both part of the research team. We also had Basak Sahin who is a technician at St. Paul’s Hospital join us. She actually worked on getting the blood and skin samples ready for the research team to analyze.
As the group starts to leave, they come by to say what a wonderful day it was and thank me! I find it very humbling because it is with your support that makes this possible.
My favourite saying from a friend that has Scleroderma:
Awareness breeds compassion,
which leads to funding,
which leads to a cure!
A very heartfelt Thank You!
Rosanne & David