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Marcus Lumber riders donate to CFF

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Team Marcus Lumber raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the 2012 RAGBRAI that passed through Cherokee County and overnighted in Cherokee. Pictured left to right, Grant Leavitt and Clay Leavitt of Marcus Lumber; Kathy Rovane and Claire Scholl of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Jim Leavitt and Kevin Leavitt of Marcus Lumber. Photo contributed
MARCUS - Team Marcus Lumber riders pedaled a little closer to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis this summer on Ragbrai 2012.

Coming together to join the annual bike ride event across Iowa, the members collectively donated over $3,800 to the cause. The team was comprised of more than 60 contributors ranging from Sioux Falls to Des Moines.

Clay Leavitt of Marcus Lumber said "Forming our Team Marcus Lumber was a great way for my wife and I to get into biking and doing it with a team made it so much more fun. We were truly overwhelmed at the support for our team and the cause."

With 100% of the donations from the team members and Marcus Lumber going directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the team member's contributions help in continuing research on creating new drugs to fight this rare terminal disease.

Claire Scholl, Executive Director of the Foundation, states "within the last year there have been so many game changing drugs introduced to fight C-F it has been an exciting time for us. This is all possible because of donations and local event like this."

Through the foundations efforts the life expectancy of a child with cystic fibrosis has doubled in the last 30 years.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's mission is to find a cure for cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease.

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