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rideATAXIA Dallas 2016

RADallas20161Saturday, April 9, 2016 began a cool, cloudy morning in Denton, TX. The University of North Texas was home to rideATAXIA Dallas, and I began the day some 25 miles north of the cyclists starting point at the 50 m rest stop. Adjacent to the shores of Lake Ray Roberts, my family and I (at least part of my family), along with Outback steakhouse assembled our hospitality tents. Outback cranked up the heavy-duty portable grill to cook steak and chicken for the riders. My family coordinated drinks and energy-packed snacks. I became “rest stop greeter”, a job that I love, and did my best to spread FA awareness with the riders. (Click HERE to see the routes riders followed through Denton.)

Back at UNT, the remaining members of my family rode the 6 m riding circuit. 2016 marked the first year that I had a cycling team in my honor. Team “Christin’s Cure’s-A-Comin’” exceeded our fundraising goal, and claimed enjoyment and privilege from riding. 

I encourage participation in this event. Whether volunteering or riding , rideATAXIA is such an amazing experience. It’s a combination pep rally and family reunion. Good times! With 540 total riders that day. rideATAXIA Dallas 2016 raised $82,000 for FA research!


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The FARA Ambassador Program

The FARA Ambassador Program

The FARA Ambassadors are a united team of patient volunteers living with FA who are committed to supporting FARA in the search for a treatment and cure.
Together we seek to know more about FA, and FARA so we can be prepared to represent the community when the opportunity arises; speaking at events, to volunteers, potential donors, scientific groups, pharma partners, media interviews and other awareness and fundraising opportunities. We believe support is key to continued success toward our ultimate goal of treatment and a cure. Participants in the FARA Ambassador Program are passionate about building and upholding relationships within the FA community.
The FARA Ambassadors are positive, supportive, peer representatives for the FA community, actively raising awareness and funds for FARA. To learn more about the FARA Ambassador Program or to have a FARA Ambassador speak at your event, please contact:


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