“The Ranch” was Cindy’s beautiful home where she cared for her Llamas, chickens, ducks and three cats. A truly respected mining engineer for Hecla Mining Company. Cindy also continued to do consulting for Hecla despite her early retirement due to her ALS.
Dedicated to funding support for people with ALS in the region, Cindy began fundraising for The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter from the start of her diagnosis. Eventually she founded the Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS with the support of friends and family.
Cindy traveled to Washington, DC multiple times to represent the Evergreen Chapter’s patients at The ALS Association’s ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference. Her advocacy puts a unique face to ALS, helping legislators understand the challenges people living with the disease face as they continue to want to work and be productive.
She advocated effectively for greater funding for ALS specific research and was a full participant in the ALS National Registry, as well as the pilot project of the Center for Disease Control’s ALS Bio Repository, donating tissue samples repeatedly. This project has now continued on past the pilot stage.
She also served on the Board of Directors of The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter in the role of Advocacy Chair.
Cindy’s Cyclists was created in 2012 with family and friends who had a need to support Cindy, an avid biker herself. Cindy’s Cyclists found courage and strength to pedal; it was because of Cindy’s strong will, her courageous being and her passion of being an advocate for those with ALS. Cindy’s Cyclists started with our ride at the Mt. Vernon Double day ride, and then in 2013 with Cindy’s passion, the Silver valley ride to defeat ALS was created and what a strong first year we had.
Cindy's journey on this earth sadly ended in September 2015. We are a team who are committed to raise money to support ALS families and spread awareness and will never loose site of the special women that brought us here or the impact that ALS made in our lives.
We would like to ask that all our riders on Cindy's Cyclists raise at least $150, let's do our part and keep Cindy's spirit and what she started alive.
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