Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cyclist Rides to Advance Acoustic Neuroma Research

Endurance Cyclist Prepares to Ride 466 Miles to Advance Neural Tumor Research

Released: 7/22/2013 6:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: House Research Institute
Newswise — Los Angeles, Calif. – July 19, 2013 – Steve Meichtry is one of the rare breeds of extreme athletes who enjoys testing the outer limits of distance endurance. When he discovered that he had an acoustic neuroma - a tumor on his left balance nerve that leads to the brain- he thought his cycling days were over.
What – After Steve Meichtry was successfully treated for his acoustic neuroma by Neurotologist Derald E. Brackmann, M.D., of the House Clinic and House Research Institute, Steve wanted to help others with acoustic neuromas by raising support for neural tumor research at the non-profit House Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA. To accomplish his goals, he is taking on his toughest endurance ride yet by entering the Inyo Ultra 466, a new 466-mile ultra endurance bike race in the High Sierra.
When – Right away, people can follow and support Steve as he trains for the
August 14th Inyo Ultra 466 race athttp://www.gofundme.com/466steve#.
His training blog can be found athttp://www.whiteowlscyclingblog.blogspot.com/
Where –The Inyo Ultra 466 Race is a mind- and muscle-bending 466-mile course through the steep Eastern Sierra mountains northwest of Bishop, CA!
Race route info. is at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2272565.
Steve resides and trains in So. California’s San Fernando Valley.
About House Research Institute –
House Research Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with hearing loss and related disorders through scientific research, patient care and the sharing of knowledge. For more information about the House Research Institute, please call (800) 388-8612 or (213) 483-4431, e-mailinfo@houseresearch.org or visitwww.houseresearchinstitute.org.
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Friday, July 26, 2013


We are getting ready for the big ANA symposium being held August 9 - 11th, almost in our own back yard this year. The program is excellent and the event is a must attend for anyone with an acoustic neuroma.

Find out more here:
Acoustic Neuroma Association Symposium

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