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Cycling To Fight Cystic Fibrosis Trust

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7:08am 31st July 2014

A Weymouth woman is undertaking a major cycling challenge to fight against a condition that claimed the life of her brother.

Elaine Pearson and her husband are taking part in Ride London next weekend and are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Her brother, who would have been 40 this year, died from the condition when he was just 15.

Elaine says by donating - you can make a difference.

"It's a horrible disease.  People don't often live past their 40th birthday.  The trust really supported us and they do a lot of research.  If they can crack this gene in children, other families won't have to go through what we did."

Elaine says it's a tough challenge but for a good cause.

"There are a few big hills. We've never done 100 miles so I'm sure we'll feel it."

"My mum says my brother always wanted to do a cycle ride.  I never knew that. So it feels a bit more poignant to do it."

If you would like to sponsor Elaine visit:  

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=pearson2014&isTeam=true

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