Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Desert to Dome!

University of Notre Dame's Dean of their College of Science -- Greg Crawford and his wife Renate (pictured) are going to ride their bikes from Tuscon, AZ to Notre Dame, IN this summer. The ride -- dubbed; "Desert to Dome" -- begins on July 24th and it celebrates the Ara Parseghian Family Medical Foundation and the University of Notre Dame's partnership to find treatment options for Niemann-Pick Type C -- a rare and deadly disease that primarily strikes children. Former ND Football Coach Ara Parseghian's family has lost three children to Neimann-Pick. The 2,200 mile bike ride will end on the Notre Dame campus -- some time in August. Good Luck to the Crawford's! Here's a link to a video Notre Dame created to promote this event and a link to Dean Crawford's BLOG -- where you can track what they're doing to prepare for the ride: