Willie Ride 3 for Cystic Fibrosis set for Sept. 13
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be the recipient of the Greencastle Gold Club's Willie Ride this year.
This is the third year for the annual event that takes place in honor of Willie Bartley, who passed away a few years ago. The motorcycle ride begins at 11 a.m. and all bikers are invited to join the event.
Cost to ride is $25 per bike and starts at the Arby's Restaurant in Greencastle. The route includes bikers riding on S.R. 231, 46, and 135, C.R. 252, S.R. 37 and 39, U.S. Hwy. 40, S.R. 240 and back to Arby's.
All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which also holds their Great Strides fundraising walks all over the country in September.
Following the ride there will be a hog roast by Mark's BBQ. For information about the Willie Ride 3, contact Dave Sutherland at 720-0313 or Trish Keller at 630-8356.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).
A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.