THANK YOU for Cycling 4 CMT!

What an Unbelievable Accomplishment!

This year’s 8th Annual Cycle 4 CMT event has come to a close, and we are incredibly grateful for your participation, sponsorships, and donations. 

Cycle 4 CMT Co-Founder Chris Ouellette made this short video celebrating your success: 

We are already planning next year’s 9th Annual Cycle 4 CMT with the hopes of getting more media coverage, and in-person & virtual participants. 

With this objective in mind, we created a promotional video and compiled the moving speeches of a few extraordinary guests who told heartfelt stories about their experiences with CMT. You can watch them below:

Cycle 4 CMT Promotional Video

Co-Founder’s Chris and Elizabeth Ouellette’s Introduction

Beverly Rooney, Yohan’s Grandmother, touches hearts with her message of never giving up.  

Paul Kang shares the heartbreaking story of a close family member, Julianna Snow, who died at age 5 after a long-fought battle with CMT.

Our friend, para-cyclist Anthony Zahn, a longtime national team member and bronze medalist at the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, died on August 7, 2020 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 45.

Anthony had Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), but it didn’t stop Zahn from dreaming. He kept right on cycling and entering races.

Zahn began his career as a Para-cyclist in 2005 and quickly rose up the ranks. In Beijing, Zahn scored the bronze medal in the individual time trial LC4 classification. A longtime member of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, Zahn worked as an ambassador for the association while also coaching cyclists of all levels. In 2019, he was the guest of honor at the Cycle 4 CMT event in Charlotte, VT.

Zahn’s wife, Liz Bernstein, organized a memorial ride in his honor on his favorite route in Mill Valley, California on September 12, 2020, the 12-year anniversary of Zahn’s medal-winning performance in Beijing.

With Liz Bernstein, Anthony’s widow by his side, Patrick shares his memories of his brother, a member of the US Paralympic cycling team for six years, competing in the 2008 Beijing Games, winning a bronze medal and in the 2012 Games in London. A beautiful slideshow tribute was created and can be viewed by visiting: Anthony Zahn Tribute

A donation page has been set up in his honor:  www.cmtausa.org/anthonyzahn

Our featured guest speakers, Emmily Stufflet and Erin Black, best friends with CMT, share their aspirations, hopes and dreams for the future. Their raw courage and strength are felt through their positive and mature outlook and insights on living with CMT. 

Mark your calendars now for next year’s in-person event: Sunday, August 28, 2022

We are eternally thankful for each one of you! Thank you!

Sincerely,

Chris Ouellette, Cycle 4 CMT Event Founder/CMTA Board Member

Elizabeth Ouellette, Cycle 4 CMT Co-Founder/CMTA Board Member

PS: The Cycle 4 CMT site will be open through the end of December for any last-minute donations you may receive.

PSS: If you have not had a chance to listen to CMT 4 ME, the CMTA podcast Chris and Elizabeth host, check it out.

The Cycle (and Walk!) 4 CMT is generously sponsored by Vermont’s Automaster and Select Design

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