Million Dollar Bike Ride-Inclusion Body Myositis Fund
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Fundraising goal $20,000.00
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Schulte $100.00
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Michael Fleming $2500.00
Mary Ann Navarro $50.00
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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 was held this year as a virtual event. Although we couldn't ride in person in Philadelphia, we were united as a team in spirit, with team members participating from home and their own communities on Saturday, June 13. Fundraising has been challenging this year, so every donation is 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 June 10, the team overall had raised almost $28,000, which is enough to qualify for matching funds from the University of Pennsylvania and support a $56,000 research grant! Since a standard grant for a pilot research project is often $50,000, we've have achieved another major success!

DONATIONS CAN STILL BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD

CLICK ON THE BLUE "DONATE" BUTTON ON THE TOP LEFT OF THIS PAGE.

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE UNTIL THE END OF JUNE.

At this date, donations can no longer be accepted by check.
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
The Dooleys are such an inspiration! --Bob & Heidi Smith
Thank you, Craig Wallace, for your kindness and humor. With love from your neighbors, Jim and Carol --Carol Oxford Tatom
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
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