Road to Discovery: Riding for the Lives of Children


Location: Football Fridays at the Eck Visitors Center

Greg Crawford, dean of the College of Science will be sharing the Road to Discovery story at the first Football Fridays at the Eck event of the season. In May 2012, Dean Crawford embarked on his third bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), the rare neurodegenerative disease that strikes children before and during adolescence and which claimed the lives of three of Coach Ara Parseghian’s grandchildren.  Over the course of 33 days, Dean Crawford’s 3,250-mile, cross-country ride took him from Boston, Massachusetts to Pebble Beach, California.  During the past three summers, Dean Crawford has pedaled over 7,800 miles, with each mile bringing us closer to finding a cure or treatment for NPC.

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