Brothers organize bicycle ride for Sjogrens Charity

Sep 2, 2014 8:48 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Twin brothers who are 9th graders at Chico's Pleasant Valley High School have organized a bicycle ride to promote awareness of and support for Sjogrens Syndrome.

Brandon and Justin Dodds started working on the fundraiser as a project for their 8th grade leadership class at Marsh Jr. High School. It didn't work as a project, but they continued their efforts ... which will culminate on Sunday, September 14th, with the "Cycle for Sjogrens" ride.

The boys' mother, Paula Dodds, has suffered from the disease for years. Symptoms include painful dry eyes, fatigue, arthritis and more. It is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting moisture producing glands and is three times more common than Lupus or Multiple Sclerosis. Nine out of ten of its victims are women.

The benefit ride will take place September 14th, and will start and end at Marsh Jr. High School. There is a 30 mile ride, and a 5 mile course for families. Registration is at 7 a.m. with start times running between 8 and 10 a.m.

For more information visit or call (530) 720-2722.


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