WOW! I can't believe this year is the 10th Annual C.U.R.E. Ride!
Please help us raise funds and awareness for LHON, a degenerative eye disease that caused me to go legally blind in just 2 months just over 9 years ago when I was a 19-year-old college sophomore. Since LHON does not have a cure, we are proactively fundraising for research toward this hereditary disease. The disease is passed down on the mother side, so my Mom passed it down to myself, my little sister Julie, and my little brother Eric. My main motivation for raising funds for research is so that my Mom, sister, brother and anyone else who is a carrier of the disease doesn't have to live in fear of losing their sight like I did.
The C.U.R.E. Ride is a 4-day bicycle ride from Santa Barbara to San Diego that my friends and I founded in 2009, aimed at raising money and awareness of LHON. In the past 9 years, we have raised over $250,000, been nationally recognized as the "Most Successful Fundraiser by an Individual/Group", and have been acknowledged by newspapers, radio stations, magazines, and local news stations. You can help us reach our goal, and in turn, help researchers find a cure for LHON.