It was a beautiful morning! Although chilly and very windy, it was still a great day for a bike ride. We bundled up, broke out the spandex and jumped on our bicycles to participate in the Cystic Fibrosis Ride for Life at Herrington Harbour in North Beach, Maryland. Our November INO Cares project was a great success. We helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raise over $40K and we had two newbie cyclists each finish a 20 and 40 mile race! Family and friends came to cheer on our riders and join us for a great after-party.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a fantastic organization that funds research in hopes of finding a cure to this fatal genetic disorder. Learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the nationwide Cycle For Life events.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant."
In recognition of Women’s History Month, INO.com has made a donation on behalf of some wonderful, young women in our community that are passionately fundraising for organizations that are very important to them.
We salute their efforts, their hearts and their compassion to help make a difference one dollar at a time.
Ashely Welty, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Ashley has been raising money for CCFA for the last 3 years and is recognized consistently as a top fundraiser for our region. Not only does Ashley and her mother suffer from this disease, but she fundraises in honor of a friend who passed away from Crohn’s complications. Learn more about Ashley’s fundraising project, “Racing for a CURE” and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
Karen Murphy, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Karen has been fundraising and supporting events for the CF Foundation in honor of the son of a family friend who has this horrible disease. She serves on the committee of the DC Brewer’s Ball, a major fundraising event for CF in our region. Learn more about the Brewer’s Ball or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Casey Thompson, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Casey was recently diagnosed with MS at the age of 27 after experiencing months of strange symptoms. Initially reluctant about being public with her disease, Casey has decided to instead become an advocate for MS, fundraise to support research and walk in local events. Learn more about Casey's MS Walk and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
If you know of a passionate person who is fundraising for a worthy cause, please submit their information to [email protected] for future donation consideration.