Ride For Rare Diseases

$3,845 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 2 months
Created May 14, 2018
This summer, I want to make a difference.

Starting June 11th, I will be riding 3,000 miles from Seattle, Washington to Cleveland, Ohio, on a mission to promote awareness and raise money for research into rare diseases. I myself have the rare disease Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis (HKPP),  meaning that I have a potassium deficiency in my muscles, which can lead to weakness and temporary paralysis if levels reach too low. 

Rare diseases are often misdiagnosed many times before they are diagnosed for certain, and I want to help reduce these occurrences. In addition to raising awareness, I also want to advocate for further research into how exercise can benefit people with my disease, HKPP.

I will be biking, alone, from Washington to Ohio, and stopping along the way to give presentations and share my message. I will be documenting my experience and updating my progress on both my website and social media. The 3,000 mile route will start in Seattle, and go down south to Portland, before heading east through the Columbia Gorge and going on to Boise, Idaho. It will then turn southeast and go through the cities of Salt Lake City, Utah, and then Denver, Colorado, before then heading north again towards South Dakota. Then, I will ride east through to the Twin Cities and the Great Lakes, and pass through Chicago before arriving in Cleveland in early August, just in time for he USA Triathlon Age-Group National Championships, which I will be competing in. Shortly after I compete, I will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland, to speak at the 2018 Periodic Paralysis Association International Conference, where I will share the story of my Ride for Rare Diseases. 

The money donated here will go to any expenses for my ride not covered by my sponsor, Strongbridge Biopharma. Any of the monies donated here and not used for my ride expenses will be donated to the Periodic Paralysis Association, for rare disaease research. 

To donate to the Periodic Paralysis Association directly, in support of further research into HKPP,  the disease that I have, please go to the following link:  https://www.periodicparalysis.org/site/donate-now/

Please get involved by visiting my website, rideforrarediseases.com, and my Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube pages 

Facebook: Ride For Rare Diseases

Instagram: _Gabrielglow_

Youtube: Gabriel Low

Website: Rideforrarediseases.com
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$3,845 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 2 months
Created May 14, 2018
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