Dylan Trakas of Spartanburg, South Carolina and James Mason of Houston, Texas, two recent college graduates, will end their 15 week journey on Saturday, September 15, at Folly Beach after biking nearly 4,000 miles from Bellingham, Washington to Charleston, South Carolina.
Dylan’s mother suffers from lupus and so their goal was to raise awareness of lupus, a life-threatening disease which causes the immune system to attack the body’s own cells and tissue. Dylan and James have raised $20,000 for the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
The two men will celebrate their finish on Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Folly Beach. A representative of the Lupus Foundation of America will be on hand to welcome them and accept a check representing the proceeds from their ride.
More information about lupus and the LFA is available on the Foundation’s website, http://www.lupus.org.