Million Dollar Bike Ride-Inclusion Body Myositis Fund
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Recent donations (3 donations)
Name DescendingX Amount
Nancy Lukitsh $4000.00
Anonymous $100.00
Kevin Dooley $1000.00
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Team Cure IBM 2020 - Inclusion Body Myositis

Thank you for your help!
Welcome to the general fundraising page for Team Cure IBM!

The Million Dollar Bike Ride is a special opportunity to raise research funds and increase awareness of inclusion body myositis (IBM). Every donation helps. Whether you can give $10, $25, $100, or $500, your gift will be valuable and appreciated.

If we raise at least $20,000, the total, up to a maximum of $30,000, will be matched by the Orphan Disease Center of the University of Pennsylvania and distributed as a grant for inclusion body myositis research.

Consider joining Team Cure IBM as a rider in Philadelphia, as a volunteer at the event, or as a fundraiser, with your own personal giving page.

Please share a link to this page with your family, your friends, and on social media. Working together, we can make a difference!

TO DONATE BY CREDIT CARD, click the blue botton on the top left of this page.

IF YOU'D PREFER TO DONATE BY CHECK, make your check out to:
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Mail your donation to:
Cure IBM
202 5th Street, #654
Davis, CA 95617

For more information about Team Cure IBM and the Million Dollar Bike Ride:
https://cureibm.org/team-cure-ibm-will-ride-in-the-2019-million-dollar-bike-ride/

For more information about riding for Team Cure IBM:
https://cureibm.org/register-for-the-inclusion-body-myositis-team-in-the-million-dollar-bike-ride/
What is Inclusion Body Myositis?
Inclusion body myositis, or IBM, is a rare disease that destroys the muscles of middle-aged and older adults. The cause is unknown, and there is no effective medical treatment.

Weakness of the leg and finger muscles, as well as trouble swallowing, are common. Typical early symptoms are falling, trouble climbing stairs and getting up from chairs, and weak grip. Most people with IBM eventually use wheelchairs, and some become unable to move their arms or legs, requiring full-time caregivers. Swallowing is often affected, causing choking, and it might be necessary to eat pureed foods or receive nutrition through a feeding tube.

For more information about inclusion body myositis, visit the Cure IBM website:
https://cureibm.org/.
What is Cure IBM?
Cure IBM is a non-profit organization dedicated to inclusion body myositis education, awareness, and research. Cure IBM does not collect donations, but it does encourage donations to organizations that fund inclusion body myositis research.

For more information about Cure IBM, please visit:
The Cure IBM website: https://cureibm.org/
The Cure IBM blog: https://cureibm.org/inclusion-body-myositis-blog/
The Cure IBM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cureibm
The Cure IBM Twitter account: https://twitter.com/cureibm
The Cure IBM YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCei6qTP7T433m4dH2HKr41g
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Donation messages
Donating this in honor of the 40th anniversary of our summer together....so many happy memories. Good luck on the ride! Nancy --Nancy Lukitsh
Join me and help Team Cure IBM in the 2020 Million Dollar Bike Ride! Let's work together to help find a treatment for inclusion body myositis. --Kevin Dooley
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