Charity Walk and Cycling Adventure Participants Simultaneously Tackle the Hills of the Green Mountain State and a Liver Disease Called PSC

Charity cycling event in Vermont

A Scene Along Great Freedom Adventures’ Pedal for PSC Charity Ride and Walk to Benefit PSC Partners Seeking a Cure

Fundraising events such as Pedal for PSC allow us to fund critical research that supports finding better treatments and a cure for PSC.

Bike tour and active vacation operator Great Freedom Adventures invites cyclists and walkers to the 2017 Walk or Pedal for PSC, an exciting charity adventure that will highlight some of the most beautiful scenery in the state of Vermont. The event has two options, both centered on Woodstock, often described as Vermont’s most picturesque town. A three-day tour option takes place July 28-30 while one-day event participants join the tour “challenge” day on July 29th. The events benefit PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on PSC and supporting patients and their families.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is a serious disease affecting the function of bile ducts inside and outside the liver, ultimately resulting in severe liver damage, and in some cases, liver failure. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain and severe itching. There is currently no cure and available treatments have limited effectiveness. With additional funding, promising studies that are in the works should change that.

Over three days, tour participants will discover the rich landscape of central Vermont. After successfully completing routes that entail both flat and hilly terrain, riders and walkers will appreciate the deluxe accommodations at the beautiful new 506 On the River Inn. Meals, snacks, a bike ride or walk on three days, free bike rentals, guides, vehicle support and more complete the tour experience. On Saturday, the “challenge” day, cyclists may choose between a 100km and 55km bike ride, while walkers will traverse 15km of scenic trails.

The previous Pedal for PSC, also produced by Great Freedom Adventures, circumnavigated the iconic Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard and raised over $50,000 for research. As with that event, representatives from the Denver-based nonprofit PSC Partners Seeking a Cure will participate in the event and provide information about the disease, their work to support patients and families, and current areas of research. “PSC Partners is grateful for the support of its generous community. Fundraising events such as Pedal for PSC allow us to fund critical research that supports finding better treatments and a cure for PSC,“ says PSC Partners CEO Ricky Safer.

During the 2017 event, riders and walkers will discover stunning views and quintessential farmsteads while pushing themselves physically. The rides are enhanced by full support…

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