Citywide Banks Helps Client Raise Over $30,000 on Coast to Coast Ride for Parkinson’s

Boulder cyclists, Henry Prescott III and George Lilley, completed their 3,500-mile trek through 13 states on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. It took the pair 48 days to bike from Seattle, through Minneapolis and Cleveland, to reach their final destination of Portland, Connecticut. The purpose was to raise awareness and critical funds for the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. The campaign, dubbed “Cycle Sea to Sea for PD,” has already raised $30,500, and continues to accept donations. The money will go to the Davis Phinney Foundation, Parkinson Association of the Rockies, GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network, YMCA of Boulder Valley, and Middlesex YMCA.

Check out complete information about the ride at www.CycleSea2Sea4PD.org. 

Citywide Banks is proud to support this great cause as one of the ride’s sponsors. We also want to congratulate our banking client, George Lilley, his ride partner, Henry Prescott III, and their large support team for making the ride a reality.

“The ride was a mixture of exhilaration, fatigue, stress, beauty, and a great sense of accomplishment,” commented Prescott. “Thank you for all the support back in Boulder. It really helped on those tough days.”

More About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative brain disorder affecting the brain, with subtle symptoms that get worse over time. Most people’s symptoms take years to develop, and they live for years with the disease. Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson’s primarily affects neurons in the an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Some of these dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that relays messages between the substantia nigra and other parts of the brain to control movements of the human body. Dopamine helps humans to have smooth, coordinated muscle movements. As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to coordinate motor skills, resulting in tremor (hands, arms, legs, jaw and face), muscle rigidity, slowness of movement, difficulties with walking and balance, and reduced facial expressions.

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