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2017 RAAM Kickoff Dinner

Race Across America fundraising for FSH muscular dystrophy

June 15, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank
2002 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Please complete the form below to purchase tickets and/or make a donation. Receive a free ticket for collecting $150 or more in donations. Click here to download RAAM Fundraising Toolkit. Once you have collected the donations, please mail to FSH Society at 450 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02420 along with donor information.

Learn more about Team FSHD Cycling here!

Volunteers & Committees forming now for:
Raffles, Auction Items, Media contacts, Donations, Sponsors, Graphic Design
Contact: Amy Bekier at amy.bekier@fshsociety.org or (619) 972-0993

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY TESTING THE FORM BELOW.

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George Pollock shows off his racing form

Team FSHD Cycling eyes epic race in June 2017

by June Kinoshita

During the month of June of this year, the FSHD community will enjoy the thrill of having one of its own lead an eight-person team in the Race Across America (RAAM), a bicycle race from Oceanside, California, to Annapolis, Maryland. The team, recruited by George Pollock, plans to compete in the Open Relay Division. The team expects to complete the race in under seven days and cover more than 450 miles a day.

The team has a personal connection to the disease. Pollock has FSHD. He started to have muscle weakness in his lower right leg while in his late twenties. Ten years later, when he experienced muscle weakness in his left leg, he was finally diagnosed with FSHD. Fortunately for him, the disease is progressing slowly. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the FSH Society and has made a commitment to promote awareness to improve diagnosis, support patients, and raise money to fund the Society’s mission. Continue reading