Governor Ivey Supports Duchenne-Awareness Effort by Ultra-Distance Cyclist from Alabama
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released a statement supporting Birmingham resident Brian Toone who is competing in a cross-country bicycle race to raise support for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Toone will be joined by Scott Griffin, representing Alabama-based Hope for Gabe Foundation. In 2008, Griffin’s 12-year-old son Gabe was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Governor Ivey’s full statement is below:
“I applaud Brian and the team with the Hope for Gabe Foundation on their efforts to bring much-needed attention to Duchenne muscular dystrophy and all rare diseases. This ride is long and strenuous and Brian’s devotion to this cause is clear. I thank him and wish him well on his journey and pledge my support for Hope for Gabe and the research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.”
To learn more about Toone and Griffin’s cross-country journey, go to http://www.ride4gabe.com.