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On Tuesday, July 31st, the 2012 Greater Than Graves’ team -- Riders Elias McQuade, David Britton, and Keating Tufts, along with support driver David Casinghino -- crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to successfully complete their 4,100-mile coast-to-coast bike trip to raise funds and awareness for the GDATF. GTG Founder Michaela Cui was on hand to help the team celebrate, and 2011 GTG rider Ben Weerts completed the final day’s ride from Berkeley to San Francisco.
On Tuesday evening, team members participated in a patient education event at UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus, co-sponsored by the GDATF and the Let’s Face It Together Foundation.
We would like to extend our appreciation to all of the 2012 and 2011 GTG team members for all of their hard work. Thanks also to everyone who donated to the ride and to those who provided sponsorships and in-kind donations.
In an unfortunate ending to the epic ride, the team's support vehicle was broken into in San Francisco, with several personal items stolen. The NBC Bay Area affiliate was planning to speak with the team, and we hope that a viewer can provide some info that will help catch the thieves.
If you'd like to make a donation to the Greater Than Graves' project, please visit the GTG web site or our Crowdrise fundraising page.
The GDATF is excited to share news about two new events designed to raise funds and awareness for Graves’ disease and other thyroid-related disorders!
Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Awareness Motorcycle Ride and Party (Ohio)
The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, MI is hosting a patient education workshop and picnic in conjunction with the Greater Than Graves' ride! The event will take place at Kellogg Eye Center on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Topics will include: "Managing Your Thyroid" and "Strategies for Improving Life with Eye Disease" -- plus a special guest appearance from the 2012 Greater Than Graves' team!
The event is FREE, but advance registration is required. Please click here for additional details.
For our friends in Southern California: the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation will be hosting a booth at the San Diego Healthy Living Expo, presented by the National Psoriasis Foundation on Saturday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. Advance tickets for the event are $5; admission includes autoimmune educational seminars, yoga classes and cooking demonstrations. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!
Kaitlin Inglesby, starting pitcher for the University of Washington softball team, has battled a hearing disorder, a Graves’ disease diagnosis, and a devastating sports injury – but she hasn’t missed a step! Click here to watch “Determined – the Kaitlin Inglesby Story.”