Navigation Links
Father Breaks Cycling Record To Honor Daughter's Fight Against Lupus
Date:4/26/2009

Paradysz sets 416.09 miles as new 24-hour ride record at PA Velodrome

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just 22 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds, amateur cyclist Chris Paradysz bested the 24-hour track record at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, going on to establish a new record of 416.09 miles (669.63 kilometers) biked in 24 hours. The previous record of 391.29 miles (629.72 kilometers) was set in 1980. Paradysz undertook this daunting physical challenge to raise money for the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, one of the nation's leading lupus organizations. Paradysz's 19 year old daughter Allie suffers from the disease.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090426/DC106276 )

"I wanted to do something that required mental toughness and physical endurance," explains Paradysz, "because that is what it takes to live with lupus every day. I did this to honor my daughter and the other brave people with lupus."

"This was an amazing accomplishment and a testament to a father's love for his daughter," said Margaret G. Dowd, executive director of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. "Lupus is a young women's disease that often goes undiagnosed. It has been over 50 years since a new treatment was approved for lupus. Research money is urgently needed. Extraordinary efforts, like Chris's ride, bring needed attention to the disease and help raise research funding."

Paradysz, age 47, cycled as a teenager. But, until he began training for the 24-hour ride attempt last summer, he had rarely ridden a bike in 25 years.

To make a donation or read the blog detailing his training, go to www.lifewithoutlupus.org.

About the Valley Preferred Cycling Center

Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the most prestigious professional cycling track in North America, is located in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.thevelodrome.com.

About the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, headquartered in New York City with a West Coast division in Los Angeles, is the country's preeminent nonprofit organization providing direct patient services, education, public awareness and funding for novel lupus research on the national level.

About Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (S.L.E.), commonly called lupus, is a chronic and potentially fatal autoimmune disorder and one of the nation's least recognized major diseases. For more information about Lupus and S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, log onto www.LupusNY.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Childs Intelligence
2. Community-based Internet forums are great for new mothers, but could marginalize fathers
3. Custody Awarded to Stepfather: 10 Month Old Child Now to Have Open-Heart Surgery
4. Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
5. Children of older fathers more likely to have bipolar disorder
6. Sperm Donor Fights for His Rights as a Father in U.S. Supreme Court
7. Fathers Age a Factor in Infertility
8. A Health Gift for Men on Fathers Day
9. New STAY ON TRACK for Better Prostate Health Program Launches Fathers Day Weekend at NASCAR Race
10. QUITPLAN(R) Services Can Help Make Fathers Day Smoke-Free
11. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to Terminally Ill Great-Grandfather in Missouri
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support ... as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, ... minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to ... value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... their Las Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and ... The Grove, in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... market providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal ... million in funding.  The Series-A funding is led ... the Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, ... less-invasive neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: