Shelbyville Daily Union

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September 10, 2013

Shelby County Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser goes retro with bike-a-thon


There will be two prizes awarded in each category. One will be awarded for the most laps, and another prize for the most funds raised. Should there be a tie in laps, then the winner will be determined by the most dollars raised. The grand prize will be a gift card which the contestant may use to choose a new bike. The grand prize will be determined by the most money raised overall by a single bicyclist.

Questions about the Cystic Fibrosis Bike-a-Thon may be directed to Lana Pancoast at 217-774-2351 or to Ann Kiley at 217-774-5085.

In 1977, Abbie was first diagnosed at 2 days old with Cystic Fibrosis, the attending physician warned her parents that her lifespan would be very short due to the gravity of the disease. Thanks to advances in medicine and treatments, CF patients are living longer and more productive lives than ever before. However, the disease is still incurable and continues to cut short many young lives.

Lana Pancoast stated, “We had to do something. We felt we needed to raise awareness and education in our community about this disease. Our mission became to make a difference to our daughter and others like her and to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raise money so that more research could be done for a cure. The first ride was in 1982. We continued the bike-a-thons for years. The last one was in 2005.”

In 2012, Shelby Memorial Hospital and its foundation sponsored the first Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis, which successfully raised more than $23,000. At the second annual Shelby County Cystic Fibrosis event, more sponsors are backing the event including SMH, SMH Foundation, First Federal Savings and Loan of Central Illinois, Villas of Hollybrook, the Shelby Historic House and Inn, Ginger Moss Digital Photography Products and Killam & England Insurance Agency, Inc. The event was enlarged this year to include not only the Great Strides walk, but also Meliah’s 5K Run and the Bike-a-Thon.

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