Team FARA is made up of people who participate in endurance events on behalf of the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). FARA is a non-profit organization dedicated to curing Friedreich's ataxia or FA through research. FA is a, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder that affects 10,000 to 20,000 worldwide. There is currently no treatment or cure for FA, but FARA is working to change that. Thanks to fundraisers like this, FARA funds basic research, drug development, clinical trials, and scientific conferences to provide hope for a cure.