How important is the Million Dollar Bike Ride to a rare disease like CMD?
Each team who raises the minimum of $20,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 for research Penn's Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy!!!
With your help, in 2018 Cure CMD raised over $50,000 which was matched by Penn ODC! We funded 2 separate Collagen VI research grants!!
In 2017, Team Cure CMD raised $23,000 which was fully matched by Penn and funded the below research grant: Dr. Alessandra Recchia's project titled, "CRISPR/Cas9 nuclease design to target allele-specific Collagen VI mutations in patients' fibroblasts. We are excited for her research!
Please consider making a donation (by clicking on the "Donate Now!" button), checking if your employer will match your donation (http://www.matchinggifts.com/uofpa/), sharing this donation page with others, or even joining us on the ride!