ND Cycling is proud to announce a partnership with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation for our upcoming criterium on March 27th. This is the same cause that Dean Crawford of the College of Science rode for in his Desert to Dome trip last summer. The Foundation is dedicated to developing a way to treat Niemann-Pick Type C Disease. NPC is a genetic, neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive deterioration of the nervous system in children. There is no effective treatment for NPC. You can learn more about the Foundation and NPC on the Parseghian’s website.
We hope not only to raise funds for NPC research, but also to increase awareness about this tragic disease. Each Notre Dame Cyclist will be collecting sponsors in the weeks leading up to the event and we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the Parseghian Foundation as a team.
Sunday morning (March 27th) our criterium will take place in downtown South Bend. At this highly public location, we’re planning to erect a display with information about both the Foundation and NPC research. We’re hopeful riders from other schools as well as spectators will take the time to learn about NPC. The Parseghian Foundation is supplying a banner which will hang across the start/finish line and Dean Crawford will say a few words before the Men’s race.
If you would like to join the fight for a cure and sponsor a ND rider, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Every dollar is meaningful.