Birmingham-area cyclist racing across the country 'for Gabe'

Published: Jun. 9, 2017 at 10:02 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2017 at 11:24 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham-area cyclist is racing across the country to help a little boy race against the clock against his illness.

On Tuesday, Brian Toone will compete in the Race Across America riding from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.

He'll be sponsored by members of RIDE4Gabe which advocates for speedier access to new medicines.

Gabe Griffin's rare form of muscular dystrophy has driven his father Scott to push for a rare disease advisory council in the state legislature.

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