We had 104 enthusiastic and imaginative virtual riders on the APBD Tour de Friends team this year! This was our largest group yet who joined us for the sixth consecutive year at the 2022 Million Dollar Bike Ride (MDBR) hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s MDBR program for rare disease research.
In addition, for the first-time ever, Beth Katz sported our unique Helmet of Honor on behalf of the entire team. Her husband, Jeff, was diagnosed with APBD in 2015. She shared, “I have participated every year that I could. I think it’s just a great fundraiser because you can easily introduce it to your family and friends. And especially now that you can be a virtual rider, I just send a mass email. I don’t even know who signs up because of me.”
The slideshow below shows the fun we experienced but also accomplishes something very important. It shows donors, researchers, physicians, pharmaceutical leaders, and government decision makers that the APBD community is cohesive, vital, and deserving of treatments and a cure. We deeply appreciate all who work to defeat APBD.