The LAM Foundation Easy Breathers Cycling Team, led by LAM patients and families, has been a staple of the Million Dollar Bike Ride (MDBR) since its inception. Together, LAM Easy Breathers, the University of Pennsylvania, and The LAM Foundation have raised more than $665,000 in 7 years for LAM research through The Million Dollar Bike Ride. This money is distributed in a pilot grant per year that goes directly to LAM research. The awards have included 8 pilot grants to some of our most dedicated and recognized LAM scientists. Collaborations like the MDBR are how patients and families move scientific progress forward – these projects would have otherwise gone unfunded.
Our goal is to raise $30,000. For every dollar we raise up to $30,000, the University of Pennsylvania will match it with 100% of the proceeds benefiting LAM research for a total of $60,000!
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Happy Worldwide LAM Awareness Month!
Where: Due to COVID-19, the race will be completely virtual this year. You can show your support whether it is on the road or on your Peloton!
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM
Virtual Rider with fundraising:
The registration fee is $25 and requires a minimum fundraising commitment of $250. It is expected that the minimum is met by race day on June 12, 2021.
Step 1: Register
Sign up as a Virtual Participant with the Million Dollar Bike Ride.
Step 2: Set Up Fundraising Page
If you are participating for the first time: After registration, you will be asked to create your individual fundraising page using Penn GivingPages. Follow these instructions to create your page. Then, you will be able to share your personal fundraising page with your friends and family!
If you have participated in the past: You can use your existing personal fundraising page. Follow these instructions to reset your thermometer for 2021 and modify your content if needed.
Step 3: Share Your Fundraising Page
Share your personal fundraising page with friends and family via email, social media, or direct text message.
Virtual Rider without fundraising:
The registration fee is $45 and 100% of your registration dollars will go to LAM Easy Breathers Cycling Team. Sign up as a Virtual Rider with the Million Dollar Bike Ride.
DONATE TO SUPPORT LAM RESEARCH
Not interested in riding but want to support LAM research? Donate directly to our team’s fundraising page.
PARTICIPATE IN WEEKLY CHALLENGES
Once you register as a rider (or a rider with fundraising) you will have the opportunity to share your rides virtually via the Strava app where you can view leader boards, team activity, members, and club posts. Additionally, you can participate in weekly social media challenges, where you can have the chance to win prizes from The Million Dollar Bike Ride.
BID TO RIDE IN-PERSON
Do you want a chance to ride in person? The Million Dollar Bike Ride has teamed up with Soulcycle Ardmore to host an outdoor charity ride on June 12th at 3:00 PM in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Bid on a bike and 100% of proceeds from the auction will benefit the MDBR Grant Program.
The auction closes on June 7, 2021, so bid early and bid often!
See link for more information and happy bidding.