Join our team and join the fight to conquer arthritis!
Our California Coast Classic team is committed to helping the 54 million Americans with arthritis, including 300,000 children, live the fullest life possible. We’re also committed to finding a cure. Join our team and raise funds to conquer arthritis and make a life-changing difference, all while having A TON OF FUN! If you can’t join the team, we’d appreciate your donation to help reach our fundraising goal.
Since being diagnosed in 2014 Carter has been a shining force, radiating happiness, hope and determination, which he shares with everyone who touches his life.
Fascinated by superheroes since he was small, 11 year old Carter is definitely our superhero.
It’s hard to believe that he has lived with pain and constant medical attention from Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis which was diagnosed on January 6, 2014. Carter manifested symptoms of the disease in July 2013 which began with bouts of unexplained pain; now, while knowing the underlying cause brings its own relief, faced with a life-long disease for someone so young is a big task for any child and his family. Yet, Carter has retained his outgoing personality and big heart. His curious nature drives him to constantly seek knowledge and store it in his amazing memory.
Today, 11 year Carter is doing well and even though there currently is no cure, his disease is being managed by his monthly infusion treatments and other medications. He recently started taking guitar lessons and enjoys fishing with his dad and little brother.
Carter is a real arthritis warrior and can be summed up through his favorite Bible verse: “I can go through all things through Christ that gives me strength.” - Philippians 4:13
The goal of Team Carter is to raise donations for better treatments, to raise awareness about the disease and to help find a cure. Because "It shouldn't hurt to be a kid"
Join our team for the 2022 California Coast Classic Ride for a Cure or support us with a donation to our general fund or to your favorite rider below. Help us support the cause and be Difference Makers!
Carter thanks you and so does his entire team!