As Mark's first two cycling challenges approach at the end of this month, his eyes are firmly on the end goal of cycling 700 miles in 7 days for the Matthew and Andrew AKIN foundation. This ride, starting in Jackson Mississippi and ending in Carrollton, Kentucky supports and raises funds for the experts at the HLH Center of Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening immunodeficiency disease, which effects people of all ages and ethnic groups. Because the disease is relatively new from a research perspective (1985) and causes as well as symptoms are still being discovered, many cases go undiscovered or are diagnosed too late and lead to fatality for the patient. The Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital treat more cases of HLH each year than any other pediatric hospital in the United States. Mark Nixon will be riding alongside partner Mark Larkin, director at Vitaccess.
The route, which stretches between 51 miles and 135 miles a day (that's 30 miles more in one day the the Gran Fondo Mark takes part in on July 30th) for 7 days is no mean feat; Mark will be taking donations on his Just Giving page (coming soon). Please support the work that the experts at the HLH Center of Excellence are carrying out.
Go to Mark's Just Giving Page to donate now