On Sunday, February 9th, I'll hop on a spin bicycle and pedal for 4 hours straight to support research to find a cure for the rare and fatal "rapid aging" disease Progeria. Children with Progeria typically die of a heart attack or stroke in their early teens. I learned about this disease after a friend's niece was diagnosed. She is 4 years old, and her name is Zoey.
I will ride as part of "Team Zoey" and hope to raise $1,500 for the Progeria Research Foundation, founded by two doctors dedicated to discovering a cure. They made history last year in the first-ever Progeria clinical drug trial, which identified the first known, effective treatment of symptoms for children with Progeria. They hope to use knowledge from this trial to push research forward to find a cure.
You can help by making a donation (any amount, no matter how much or little) here: