Athletes vs Epilepsy is excited to announce its new cycling and fundraising challenge,
Gear Up for Epilepsy!
Gear Up for Epilepsy was inspired by a young cyclist, Charlie, who dreamed of riding with his father across the United States. Unfortunately, he would not be able to accomplish that dream as his ride was cut short by SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy) in August of 2016.
Every year, 3,000 people in the United States die from SUDEP.
On June 18, 2017, Charlie’s parents, Clif and Arleen will depart on a 2-month cross-country bicycle trek that their son dreamed of accomplishing. Clif and Arleen will be joined by family and friends for all or a portion of the trip. They will cycle 3,712 miles across the United States riding Coast to Coast for Charlie to raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy Foundation and SUDEP.
Coast to Coast for Charlie Route:
You can join Athletes vs Epilepsy Gear Up for Epilepsy and select your own cycling trek to help contribute to the miles ridden by the Coast to Coast for Charlie team. It’s simple! If you have a bicycle, even a stationary bike. . .you can raise funds, awareness and miles to help lead the fight against epilepsy.
If you register and raise $500 and ride at least 50 miles by June 18, 2017 to help launch the Coast to Coast for Charlie team with additional miles, you will receive an Athletes vs Epilepsy performance bike jersey**! (**Note: Due to production time, bike jerseys will be delivered Mid-July.)
Whether on a stationary bike at the gym, your family’s regular weekend bike ride through the neighborhood, riding to school or work, or your weekly bike groups’ multi-mile trek, you can log your miles, raise funds and awareness.
Thank you for your support!
Keep track of all the rides for Gear Up for Epilepsy!