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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches National Cycling Series:
ZENPEP® CF Cycle for Life

Please note: The event has been renamed, Eurand CF Cycle for Life
(updated 06/11/10)

May 3, 2010
Zenpep CF Cycle for Life

Thousands of cyclists will take to the streets this summer and fall as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation launches a new cycling tour in 18 cities nationwide to support research to find new therapies and a cure for cystic fibrosis.

The tour series, known as ZENPEP® CF Cycle for Life, begins in San Francisco on June 26.

The event’s title sponsor is Eurand N.V., a global specialty pharmaceutical company, which makes ZENPEP® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release capsules, a pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy.

“Eurand is proud to serve as national sponsor of the inaugural ZENPEP CF Cycle for Life series,” said Ruth Thieroff-Ekerdt, M.D., Eurand’s chief medical officer. “We’re pleased to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in its efforts to advance life-saving medical research for CF and develop therapies that have the potential to add decades of life for those with this devastating disease.”

The touring series offers cyclists several mileage options — 30 or 65 miles, as well as scenic routes, training rides, cycling “how-to” clinics, safety inspections and lots of day-of support and activities.

“We are grateful to Eurand for joining our team and supporting our effort to bring cycling enthusiasts to the fight against cystic fibrosis,” said C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “The company’s generous support means we can expand our already robust drug development effort as we aggressively invest in new ways to fight and eradicate this horrific disease.”

Cycling tours this year will take place in:

Atlanta, Ga.   Portland, Ore. 
Baton Rouge, La.   Malvern, Pa.
Boston, Mass.   Peoria, Ill.
Charleston, S.C.    Phoenix, Ariz.
Denver, Colo.   San Diego, Calif.
Dayton, Ohio   San Francisco, Calif.
Grand Rapids, Mich.   Seattle, Wash.
Hartford, Conn.   Tampa, Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla.   Tyler, Texas

ZENPEP is a FDA-approved pancreatic enzyme therapy used for treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency from CF or other conditions. More than 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis take enzyme supplements to help absorb vitamins and nutrients, and could not survive without them. 

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