100 Miles on a bicycle, to benefit the AKU Society of North America

100 Miles on a bicycle, to benefit the AKU Society of North America

From Rich Clary

To raise awarness and money for the AKU Society of North America.

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almost 5 years ago

Well i made it!! 100 miles on a bicycle and i was able to raise $2000!! Thank you to everyon who donated!!

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My name is Rich Clary and I am an Alkaptonuria patient.

I am fund raising to raise awareness and money for the AKU Society of North America by completing a 100 mile bicycle event on 2 November 2013. I have yet to go 100 miles on my bicycle and wanted to use my experience as a way to begin fund raising. This will be the first of many events I will enter to raise money for research to find a cure for Alkaptonuria.

What is Alkaptonuria? Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare disease, which causes a severe and early-onset form of osteoarthritis. It can be a painful and degenerative disease.   AKU is caused by the lack of an enzyme called homogentisic dioxygenase (HGD). This leads to a condition in which patients cannot fully break down a toxic acid called homogentisic acid, or HGA. Although some HGA is eliminated in urine, a large amount builds up in body tissues, accumulating at 2,000 times the normal rate. This leads to severely debilitating health problems.

For more info on the condition please visit http://www.akusociety.org/what_is_aku

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almost 5 years ago

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Well i made it!! 100 miles on a bicycle and i was able to raise $2000!! Thank you to everyon who donated!!

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Its go time!! Up early and ready to rock!!

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Tomorrow is the big day!! Im carb'n up and stretching out ready to tackle 100 miles on a bike! Ill post pics and updates as I go!

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Did a double sprint tri on saturday! Kinda sore today, buy looking forward to this Saturday's big ride! 5 days left to donate!!

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Less than a month to go until the big ride! Still logging miles and getting ready! Spread the word, the campaign is still very alive!!!

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Rich Clary posted a new update:
almost 5 years ago

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November 2 is getting closer! Im still training hard, completed a 54 mile ride yesterday! Thanks to all to have donated so far!!

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Rich Clary posted a new update:
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Still training and looking forward to my 100 mile ride!! Thank you again to everyone who has contributed!!

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Rich Clary posted a new update:
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Still training hard for the bike ride! Completed my first half marathon on Sunday!!

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about 5 years ago

Thank you!!

I just want to thank everyone again for their donations and support!! So far this has been very successful thanks to your efforts!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/wbn3wkr0

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Rich Clary posted a new update:
about 5 years ago

The training continues!!

I have been trying to ride my bike as much as I can. I have been having issues with my knee!! Hopefully it will not set me back too much!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/wbn3wkr0

Rich Clary commented on a blog post:
about 5 years ago
Took a shot at commuting to work today. Was not too bad only 15 miles each way, but training none the less. The way home hills are steeper.

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