Charlotte, Vermont –Walkers and cyclists will take to the gorgeous country roads of Northern Vermont on August 26 for the 5th Annual Cycle 4 CMT. Everyone is welcome to participate in the event, which raises research funds for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a progressive neurological disease that damages the long nerves to the hands and feet, eventually resulting in the partial or complete loss of use. An epic after-after-party with a fully catered meal, Vermont-brewed beer, live music and a huge silent auction will follow the morning’s rides and walks. For full details and registration information, go to www.cycle4cmt.com
Event founder, Chris Ouellette was inspired to start the Cycle 4 CMT by his nephew, Yohan Bouchard, who was diagnosed with the incurable disease at the age of 7. Yohan is now 25. As Ouellette, a Shelburne resident, explains, “I experienced Yohan’s ongoing battle with CMT from being an active kid enjoying snowboarding, walking, and hiking to abandoning these activities as a result of his CMT. My love for him drove my determination to find a cure for this disorder.”
The funds raised go to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, whose mission is to support the development of new drugs to treat CMT, to improve the quality of life for those with CMT and ultimately to find a cure for the 2.8 million people worldwide who have the disease. From one to millions across the globe, this event’s ripple effect has been extensive and wide-spread.
The Cycle 4 CMT fundraiser begins and ends at the Old Lantern Inn and Barn in Charlotte, Vermont, allowing riders to choose from one of five beautiful cycling routes through the scenic Vermont towns of Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg. All routes take cyclists over a covered bridge offering beautiful views of the Adirondack Mountains while experiencing the rolling hills and farm country of Charlotte, Vermont.
For supporters unable to attend, this year will feature a Virtual Rider or Walker Program so anyone, anywhere can be involved. Register to ride or walk virtually anytime between now and August 26 at /cycle4cmt.com/new-virtual-cycle-walk-4-cmt/
About the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association:
The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for CMT. The CMTA’s Strategy To Accelerate Research (STAR) program brings top researchers together with pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners to accelerate scientific breakthroughs. The CMTA also offers community services including 70 branches, Camp Footprint exclusively for teens with CMT, and patient conferences. To learn more about the CMTA, please visit www.cmtausa.org
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