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  2019 Team CADASIL  
Fundraising goal $50,000.00
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Ms. Sue McGarry
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Team CADASIL is participating in the Million Dollar Bike Ride for the third time!
Again in 2022, cureCADASIL has been invited by Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center to participate in the Million Dollar Bike Ride! This years event will be held on June 11th, with virtual rider options due to COVID-19 concerns. In six years, the Million Dollar Bike Ride's 25+ teams have funded over $10 million in research grants on the rare diseases they represent. The Orphan Disease Center ensures that 100% of the funds raised goes towards these pilot grants, with no overhead taken out.

All donations to Team CADASIL will be matched, up to $30,000, by Penn Med Orphan Disease Center to fund a new research grant for CADASIL. Last year, the CADASIL community an astonishing $120,000 for this event, resulting in two CADASIL specific research grants!!!

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What is CADASIL?
CADASIL is a rare, autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by a mutation of the NOTCH3 gene on the 19th chromosome. Hallmark symptoms of CADASIL may include: recurrent strokes, cognitive impairment, migraine with aura, and psychiatric disturbances. These symptoms are caused by damage to small blood vessels, especially those within the brain. The specific symptoms and severity of the disorder can vary greatly among affected individuals, even among members of the same family. Despite this variability, most individuals (approximately three out of four patients) experience recurrent stroke or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), beginning at 40-50 years of age. CADASIL affects all races and both genders equally, each child of a parent with CADASIL has a 50% chance of having the disorder.

CADASIL is an acronym that stands for:
(C)erebral - relating to the brain
(A)utosomal (D)ominant - a form of inheritance in which one copy of an abnormal gene is necessary for the development of a disorder
(A)rteriopathy - disease of the arteries (blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart)
(S)ubcortical - relating to specific areas of the brain supplied by deep small blood vessels
(I)nfarcts - tissue loss in the brain caused by lack of blood flow to the brain, which occurs when circulation through the small arteries is severely reduced or interrupted
(L)eukoencephalopathy - lesions in the brain white matter caused by the disease and observed on MRI.

The diagnostic test for CADASIL was discovered in the early 2000s. Many individuals have been misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurologic disorders.
Why We Need You!
The Penn Medicine Center for Orphan Disease Research hosts this event to raise money for research in rare diseases such as CADASIL, and they will MATCH EVERY DOLLAR DONATED!! (up to $30,000) Please consider donating to our cause and being a part of transformative research. 100% of your donation will go towards a new CADASIL research grant through UPenn!
  • Dominant rare disease impacting multiple generations of those diagnosed
  • Partnership with cureCADASIL Non-profit Organization
  • Support someone with CADASIL that you love
  • Rare diseases impact more people than cancer
  • 100% of your donation is tax-deductible
  • Give some amazing families hope
  • Support of one person can and does make a difference
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Happy 70th Birthday, Freddie!!!! Love, Love, Love you,Suzy Q!!! --Ms. Sue McGarry

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