This October, Interlace Health teamed up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Tennessee Chapter, to sponsor and participate in their annual CF Cycle for Life Tennessee event.
Cystic Fibrosis is a rare, life-altering, genetic disease that causes a thick mucus buildup in many vital organs, including the lungs, and makes breathing very difficult for those impacted. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s (CFF) mission is to cure cystic fibrosis (CF) and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.
Each year the CFF hosts an exhilarating cycling and fundraising event, the Cycle for Life Challenge, that supports the Foundation’s efforts. Participants fundraise and cycle to help add tomorrows for people living with cystic fibrosis. The CFF Tennessee event featured a virtual option, as well as an in-person race on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 in Franklin, Tennessee.
“The CF Foundation is making unprecedented progress in the fight against CF and events like Cycle for Life help to contribute toward that in such a meaningful way. This event has provided such an exciting opportunity for our employees here at Interlace Health to come together to raise awareness and support for a worthy cause, while also having fun and cheering (and racing) each other on in the process.” – Allison Reichenbach, President of Interlace Health and Board Chair of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Tennessee
As part of sponsoring the event, Interlace Health employees got their wheels turning for some friendly competition. Employees divided into inter-departmental teams and logged their mileage during the week of October 25. The winning team logged nearly 400 miles (that is further than the distance from St Louis, MO to Nashville, TN, which is 300 miles!).
Together, The Interlace Health Teams contributed 1,425 miles to the 3,849 total miles logged (that is 37%) and helped contribute to the over $80,000 raised during the event for the CFF!
Rain Fisher, the CFF’s Tennessee Chapter Development Director kicked off the event for the Interlace Teams sharing educational information about CF and the CFF and rallying excitement for those participating. After the event, Fisher shared some additional words of encouragement and gratitude:
“We can’t thank the Interlace Health team enough for all of their support and time. We are so grateful for our partnership and their dedication to helping us in our mission to make CF stand for Cure Found.” – Rain Fisher, Development Director at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Tennessee
We look forward to amping up our employee competition for next year’s Cycle for Life event and continuing to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I am grateful to work for Interlace Health, an organization that does so much to give back to wonderful causes, like the CFF, that make a difference in the lives of so many.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ellie Silver is a Solution Architect at Interlace Health. In this role, Ellie provides expertise to healthcare organizations, incorporating Interlace Health solutions, services, and integration technologies to help optimize workflows for patients, providers, and staff. Her degree in Health Science combined with her experience as a Project Manager and End User Trainer enhances her abilities as an innovator in the healthcare IT industry. Ellie is enthusiastic about healthcare and is passionate about helping healthcare organizations create continuous success.