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Bike for Kam - Los Angeles to San Diego

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BENEFITING: ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH FOR MYOPATHIES

ORGANIZER: BikeForKam

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2013

Andrew Gutierrez

THE STORY:

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Bike for Kam is a grassroots project founded by a group of friends who complete annual coastal bike tours to raise funds and awareness for their friend Kam, and for all those afflicted with HIBM (Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy); a very rare genetic muscle debilitating, and degenerative condition. It causes progressive muscle wasting and weakness that begins in young adulthood (usually 20-30) and can lead to a quadriplegic state within 10-15 years.  

Through this project they hope to raise awareness of HIBM, so that we may soon find a cure for this rare condition.

HIBM is classified as an orphan disease.  According to US criteria, an orphan disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 people, yet there are more than 5,000 such rare disorders worldwide.  Because of its Orphan disease status, HIBM has not been “adopted” by the pharmaceutical industry because it provides little financial incentive for the private sector to make and market new medications to treat or prevent it.  In short, it's not profitable.  Because of the rarity of HIBM, Kam was told she would never meet another patient and would never see treatment in her lifetime.

Prior to HIBM, Kam was active and played soccer for nearly 12 years.  However, because of the progression of HIBM Kam has had to employ the use of a cane to walk, then leg braces, and today she has nearly progressed to a permanent wheelchair state.  HIBM has claimed most of Kam’s ability to walk and has now moved to her upper extremities. 

The good news is the technology exists to someday soon cure HIBM and halt its progression. However, progress is slow because of a lack of funding and awareness of HIBM.  

Tell all your friends and family about this grassroots project as the success will depend on how much our project is passed around.  There are many patients like Kam, and like her, they are all waiting for treatment to surface.  This year Bike for Kam, Bike for HIBM is biking from Los Angeles to San Diego on June 1 to June 2, 2013.

For more information visit:  www.BikeforKam.com

*international donations are accepted here.  

All donations are tax deductible. After you donate you will receive an email receipt :).

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To This Fundraiser

$955

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Gutierrez

    $50

  • Joyce and Ron

    $50

  • Marcela Gutierrez, Oreo, Pearl, Mochi, Milo, Maui, and Ama ;)

    $50

  • Shelley Kramer

    $50

  • kathy and pat

    $50

  • Aida Rodriguez

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kaitlyn

    $50

  • Rada Chanmugathas

    $50

  • Liz Crow

    $15

  • RICK & CHRISTINE RIVERA

    $50

  • Indra Ahuja

    $25

  • Dr. Jackie Shahzadi and Phil Parker

    $15

  • Barbara Nagle

    $25

  • Susan Fahrney

    $25

  • Tattoos by Wojo (Jean & Wojo)

    $50

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The Team: $17,250 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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BikeForKam Kam

Amount Raised

$10,415

 

26% Raised of$40,000 Goal

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Sara and Markham Nacion

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

115% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Sean Lee

Amount Raised

$1,120

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Andrew Gutierrez

Amount Raised

$955

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Simon Ko

Amount Raised

$780

 

78% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Viet Nguyen

Amount Raised

$575

 

58% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Julie Chebbi

Amount Raised

$550

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Alexander Juarez

Amount Raised

$370

 

37% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tattoos by Wojo (Jean & Wojo)

Tattoos by Wojo (Jean & Wojo)

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Susan Fahrney

Susan Fahrney

DONATION: $25

In memory of Linda and all the other amazing souls that manage the challenges they are given with such grace and serenity. 6 years ago

Barbara Nagle

Barbara Nagle

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Dr. Jackie Shahzadi and Phil Parker

Dr. Jackie Shahzadi and Phil Parker

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Indra Ahuja

Indra Ahuja

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

RICK & CHRISTINE RIVERA

RICK & CHRISTINE RIVERA

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Liz Crow

Liz Crow

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Rada Chanmugathas

Rada Chanmugathas

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

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