Elephant Rock Cycling Festival

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Melissa Kenyon
Colorado Neurological Institute
mkenyon@thecni.org
303-357-5442

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Cyclists of All Calibers will Ride with CNI for Patients with
Neurological Conditions at the Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival

Patients, physicians, caregivers, family members and other CNI supporters will join the Charlie Wolf Legacy Ride to honor those lost and those who continue to ride on, facing neurological conditions.

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, Colorado Neurological Institute, a local neuroscience nonprofit, will spread awareness for neurological conditions with the Charlie Wolf Legacy Ride at the annual Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival (E-Rock) in Castle Rock, CO. The first 100 rider registrations benefit CNI’s patients with brain and spinal tumors, a continuing tradition since 2005 when Scot Harris, the founder of E-Rock, selected CNI as a beneficiary in gratitude for the care his sister received for her low-grade malignant brain tumor. Additional contributions will support CNI’s work in research, patient services and education. Patients, physicians, caregivers, family members and other CNI supporters will join the Charlie Wolf Legacy Ride to honor those lost and those who continue to ride on, facing neurological conditions.

Colorado Neurological Institute, a local neuroscience non-profit, named its participation in E-Rock in memory of Charlie Wolf, a good friend of the CNI Brain and Spinal Tumor Program, and in recognition of the support provided by Charlie’s family. Charlie Wolf spent about seven years with CNI during his battle with brain cancer, which began in 2002. He was diagnosed with a rare grade IV brain tumor known as glioblastoma multiforme. Doctors gave him six months to live, but thanks to the care he received, Charlie had an additional six and a half years with his family.

CNI’s Connection to E-Rock: The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival was founded 27 years ago by Scot Harris. Years later, Scot’s sister, Jil, was diagnosed with a low-grade malignant brain tumor. Jil’s surgeon was a CNI Affiliate and she received follow-up care from Ed Arenson, MD, a renowned neuro-oncologist and founder of the CNI Brain & Spinal Tumors Program. Grateful for the care she received at CNI, Jil approached Scot about supporting Dr. Arenson and his team of E-Rock cyclists. Scot then generously committed to donating 100 E-Rock entries to CNI each year.

Participating cyclists do not have to be competitive athletes. CNI’s team includes riders of all ability levels. For those who prefer not to ride but would like to contribute, there is a Sleep In for CNI donation option.

Registration Details: Adults 100, 62 milers – $70; 32, 27 and 8 milers – $50; Child (under 14) 34, 25 and 8 milers – $35; Sleep In for CNI – $50. Riders are encouraged to fundraise through giving pages. For information about participating in the Charlie Wolf Legacy Ride at E-Rock, please contact Lorre Gibson at 303-806-7420 or lgibson@thecni.org. More information is also available at www.thecni.org.

About Colorado Neurological Institute

Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) has been providing research, education and patient services for persons with neurological conditions and their caregivers since 1988.  As the only nonprofit organization in the Rocky Mountain Region of its kind, CNI offer patients easy access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art care, support services, clinical trials, outpatient neuro-rehab, counseling and more. Learn more at www.thecni.org.

 

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