NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four years and over 2,000 miles later, Jerry Cahill (61, living with cystic fibrosis and 5 years post double lung transplant) and Emily Schaller (35, living with cystic fibrosis) will continue their quest to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis (CF) by biking 500 miles through Canada. Starting in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, October 7, continuing through Toronto, and ending in Quebec on Saturday, October 14, these two inspirational CF survivors will bike and stop to speak to various groups about cystic fibrosis and the importance of exercise for CF patients.
Bike to Breathe has raised over $750,000 for cystic fibrosis scholarships, transplant grants, and research for a cure. With the support of loyal sponsors including Allergen, Chiesi, Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), Horizon Pharmaceuticals, the Lung Transplant Project, Novartis, and Vertex, Jerry and Em hope to surpass $1 million raised after this biking series.
Follow Jerry and Em on their journey by using #Bike2Breathe, on Facebook @BoomerEsiasonFoundation, on Twitter @cysticfibrosis, and on Instagram @BoomerEsiasonFoundation.
About the Boomer Esiason Foundation
BEF supports the cystic fibrosis community through scholarships, transplant grants, exercise programs, and educational programs as well as funding CF research. To date, BEF has raised over $130 million. Please visit Esiason.org to learn more about our programs and teamboomer.org to join the team.
Cystic Fibrosis is a rare, inherited, chronic disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, and reproductive system of about 30,000 Americans by causing a thick build-up of mucus that leads to blockage, inflammation, and infection.