Ruffton' Cycles 4 A Cure

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Ruffton' Cycles for Cystic Fibrosis

Ruffton' Cycles for Cystic Fibrosis 

In honor of those with CF in the town of Rutherfordton and surrounding areas and all 105,000 people 
who are living with cystic fibrosis. 

Anderson and Katherine Pritchard, Magnolia Long, Kathleen O'Gorman,  & Landen Pruett 

Date: October 8th, 2022

Registration: Gilkey Church of God 8:30AM

Starting Time: 9:30AM 

Trail: Thermal Belt Trail | 26 miles | Out & Back 
**All cyclists have the opportunity to turn around for less mileage**

Contact: Leah Buckley, | (828) 447-3077 

Donations: Suggested donations and biker registration fee are linked above. This is a fundraising and endurance event, please join us for what you can. All bikers must register to participate. We will have walk-up registration on the day of the event. 

You're invited to join my passion fundraising event and help make CF stand for Cure Found.

In August of 2009 our daughter and son-in-law announced that we were going to be grandparents, wow…how exciting!  Rachael gave birth on April 25th 2010, to a terrific baby boy, Anderson Michael Pritchard. We were all on a high as first time parents, Rachael and Ben, and first time grandparents, Shannon and I. Life took a sudden turn one day in May when I stopped to see Rachael and Anderson on my way home from work. There my beautiful daughter and first time mother sat in the rocking chair with her newborn son, however Rachael was crying. All she could say was “he is just perfect isn’t he, Momma?” To which I started crying and said “oh yes he is.” Then after we both stopped sniffling and were gazing down at Anderson I asked her why was she saying that. She told me through tears that the pediatricians office had called and Anderson had two markers indicating he had Cystic Fibrosis. 

That is where our journey into CF began almost 12 years ago, but it does not end there. Anderson is 12, and yes, he is perfect, but he happens to have two slightly imperfect genes. His sister Katherine is 8 and has those same two slightly imperfect genes. However, we do not let CF define who they are. Terrific advances have been made in the race to find a cure. Both Anderson and Katherine have relatively good health. Anderson did have sinus surgery earlier this year, but is doing well. Thanks for your support as we all search for a cure. It is through your donations that one day in the near future a cure will be found.

This fun and exciting event will help raise funds to support my grandkids and help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation forward their mission to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis. 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has fueled dramatic improvements in cystic fibrosis research and care. Because of the Foundation, people with CF are living longer and healthier lives.  The outlook for people with CF continues to improve year after year.