A group of cyclists will be riding 450 miles across the state of Iowa July 19-25, 2009, as part of RAGBRAI in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Project 3000.
Riders include representatives of the U of Iowa Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration, as well as several other friends and supporters of Project 3000.
Project 3000 represents a partnership between Chicago Cubs star Derrek Lee and Boston Celtics CEO and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck with the John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory at The U of Iowa. The effort seeks to eradicate an inherited form of blindness that strikes during childhood known as Leber congenital amaurosis, or LCA. A central goal of Project 3000 is to find every man, woman, and child affected with LCA in the United States - about 3,000 people - and offer genetic testing that will help lead to effective treatments and a cure for LCA.
To give some additional meaning and purpose to a ride that is sure to be fun, the cyclists on "Team Project 3000" invite you to support the crucial work of Project 3000 at The U of Iowa.