Million Dollar Bike Ride-Inclusion Body Myositis Fund
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Fundraising goal $20,000.00
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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.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Million Dollar Bike Ride will be held this year as a virtual event. We won't be riding in person in Philadelphia, but we can be a team in spirit, and participant from home and from our own communities. Fundraising will be challenging this year, so every donation will be especially appreciated!

Several team members have individual fundraising pages, and the donations they have received do not show up on the fundraising thermometer on this page. As of May 21, the team overall has raised $23,500, which is enough to qualify for matching funds from the University of Pennsylvania.

WE ARE ONLY $1,500 SHORT OF OUR MAIN OVERALL TEAM GOAL OF $25,000!

If we raise $25,000 total, matching funds will provide a grant of $50,000, which is a standard size for a pilot research study.

PLEASE HELP US REACH THE $25,000 GOAL!

For more information about registering as a virtual rider or fundraiser:
https://www.milliondollarbikeride.org/registration

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 check to:
Cure IBM
202 5th Street, #654
Davis, CA 95617
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/.

Watch the video, located on the left side of this page. This video was made for last year's event, but it is still relevant. It will help you understand inclusion body myositis, and how it affects people.
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
So sorry the 2020 event had to be canceled but I'm happy to donate funds I would have spent on the trip to continue to support the study of IBM and hunt for a cure. We'll make it in 2021! --Süz
Lets keep the race going-- --Mary CarronJames
TeamKevinD , go Knights! To Find a Cure!!!! --Donna D
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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