Stephanie Healey | May 18, 2015
On May 27 (Wednesday), Gregory P. Crawford, William K. Warren Dean of the College of Science and professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, will embark on his fifth cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for rare disease research at Notre Dame.
This year’s Road to Discovery will take Crawford on a 3,500-mile journey from Long Island, New York, to Pebble Beach, California. He will arrive at Pebble Beach on June 26 in time for the annual Parseghian Classic golf tournament benefiting Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease research.
NPC is a rare and deadly cholesterol storage disorder that primarily strikes children before or during adolescence. NPC causes cholesterol to accumulate in the body’s cells, leading to fatal neurodegenerative issues. Legendary Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian lost three of his grandchildren to NPC.
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