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A Cross Country Biker made a stop in the Lowcountry

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A Dean from the University of Notre Dame is currently biking cross country for a rare disease. 

Greg Crawford is biking from Los Angeles to Baltimore.  And Friday he made a stop in the Lowcountry.  He is biking to raise awareness and research funding to find a cure for Niemann(pronounced NEE-MAN)-Pick Type C Disease or NPC.

It is a rare and fatal cholesterol storage disease that primarily strikes children.  By the end of the summer, he will have biked over 11,200 miles for NPC.

Greg Crawford, University of Notre Dame-"I want to contribute in a way because I couldn't do the research myself since I am a physicist.  I figured I could ride my bike and raise money and awareness and help those scientist with funding who had the skills and expertise to actually look for new drugs and look for the biology and the mechanisms that actually drive this disease.

And as Crawford travels across the country, people leave messages on his van to show support of this important cause.  He will be in Charleston area again on Saturday, July 27 before heading to Myrtle Beach.   The money raised from the ride will go towards clinical trials.

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