FSHD bike team to head home Wednesday
by Benjamin Fang
Jul 14, 2017 | 376 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A team of bike riders raising money and awareness for the Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD is on the last leg of their cross-country journey.

Frank Carbone, who has led the group since their departure in Seattle late May, said they only have 600 miles left to go until they return home to Brooklyn.

Speaking over the phone on Tuesday from Aurora, Ohio, a town outside of Cleveland, Carbone said the team is on their way to Pennsylvania.

On July 19, the riders will cross the Brooklyn Bridge with a cavalry of supporters and ride to the Barclays Center.

“We are exhausted, but we are also exhilarated that we’re almost home,” he said.

Carbone and his team have documented their entire coast-to-coast trip on social media, updating followers on their whereabouts and riding conditions. They’ve also met and spoken to doctors and researchers from hospitals on their trip about FSHD.

FSHD, a genetic muscle disorder that progressively weakens the face, shoulders and arms, has no cure and no treatment.

Carbone invited friends and supporters to join the team on Wednesday afternoon as they cross back to their home borough.

“We’ll have police escorts at the Brooklyn Bridge,” he said. “People can bike with us.”
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