Million Dollar Bike Ride-Inclusion Body Myositis Fund
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Sue Embert $50.00
Richard Rieter $20.00
Sandra Reynoso $100.00
David Johnson & Ximena Bustamante $20.00
Rory and Elizabeth Jaffe $100.00
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Maureen D $1000.00
Anonymous $500.00
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Warren & Jill Pickett $250.00
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Team Cure IBM - 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.

With donations made to this page and also to fundraising pages set up by individual team members, we are well on our way to our goal of $30,000. Your contribution will help us take advantage of all of the available matching funds.

Consider joining Team Cure IBM as a rider in Philadelphia, as a virtual rider in your hometown, 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!

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
  • Your donation will be doubled by the Orphan Disease Center
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  • 100% of donations go to research
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Donation messages
Thanks for riding for a cure! --Sue Embert
Go for the cure !! --Richard Rieter
We love you Mom --Cirel Egelman
In Memory of John Michael Bailey --Norma Lopez
Best wishes, Kevin, and many people will want to help you with your various goals. --Warren & Jill Pickett
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