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The team came together August 22 to ride in the CF Cycle for Life, a one-day bicycle event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. WRPS is the top fundraising team locally, ranks second in the Pacific Northwest and fourth nationally.
Cyclists could ride routes of various lengths, and rest stops placed along the way were manned by individuals and families affected by CF.
Don Slaugh, WRPS ESH&Q, has a two-year-old grandson diagnosed with CF. He and his family were stationed at the booth in Benton City, which gave them the opportunity to interact with those participating in the ride.
“After the diagnosis, it’s just such a steep learning curve to figure out what CF is all about,” said Slaugh, whose wife takes care of their grandchild during the day while his mother works. “The organizers of this ride have done a tremendous job getting the community involved, and WRPS has lent an amazing amount of support. That goes a long way to raise awareness for this debilitating disease.”
Special thanks to Susan Omberg Carro and Tom Ardamica, who served as co-captains of the WRPS team.