ROCKLAND (CBS) — A 70-year-old Rockland woman afflicted by a rare lung disease is giving her all, riding her bike to find a cure for herself and others.
Alyce Yout is ready to ride her beautiful and well-used Trek bike, tricked out in a very unusual way.
“Where you would put maybe books or something to carry on the back of your bike, I have to put an oxygen tank,” she says.
That’s because Alyce was diagnosed with a rare genetic lung disease more than 23 years ago.
She has Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which has altered her life significantly, but it won’t stop her from riding her bike.
Alyce rides 7-to-10 miles a day, as she gets ready for the Escape to the Cape fundraising ride from Sept. 25-to-27.
She participates in the ride every year with a group of friends on Team Alpha-1.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the team had raised more than $25,000 of their $75,000.
She’ll ride part of the way from Plymouth-to-Provincetown.
As long as she is able, Alyce says she’ll continue to ride in the race.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports