Biking the Grand – 100 Km for Scleroderma

On Sunday, June 12th, Nataly Woolfrey and her husband, Adam Woolfrey will be cycling 100km in the Tour De Grand, in Cambridge Ontario

They will be raising funds for scleroderma research, and awareness about the illness.

Nataly’s mother, Heidi Koester, was diagnosed with Diffuse Scleroderma 14 years ago. Since her diagnosis, Scleroderma has caused Heidi to face several health challenges, including heart surgery, lung complications requiring her to be on 24-hour oxygen, the pain associated with Raynaud’s syndrome, and a host of other difficulties related to pulmonary hypertension.

“My mom is in constant pain. Every day, she has several health challenges to deal with. She never complains though, and has such a positive attitude toward life. She truly is an inspiration to me. But it is hard to see and know that she suffers – scleroderma is such a terrible illness, and so much more awareness is needed.”

Click here to support Nataly and Adam’s 100 km bike for sclerodermasupport

Nataly and Adam took part in the same event in 2015, and raised $1,900 for scleroderma.  This year, they are increasing the distance they are cycling from 60 km to 100 km, and have also increased their fundraising goal.   They hope to raise $2,500 or more this year.  All funds raised will go directly to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario.