Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I Would Ride 175 miles

...to increase awareness for multiple sclerosis and raise funds to find a cure. 175 miles is the least I can do for others who are not able to do so, much less pick up their child.

Why We Ride
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk, let alone ride a bike. The symptoms of MS are different, for everyone, and may change from day to day - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.

Why John and I Ride
John and I have registered for the Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride because we want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed - and because we want to do everything to prevent more people from experiencing what it means to live with the disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.

Surprise birthday cake for Pamela (Christmas 2003)
We are also riding in honor a family member, Pamela Fleming who passed away a few years ago to due complications from MS.

Why You Should Sponsor Us
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike, because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."

Please help us reach our individual fundraising goals of $250 each by visiting the links below. Any amount will make a difference!! Will you please donate your cup of coffee...lunch? A tank of gas?

Follow this link to donate to Daly: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/UTUBikeEvents?px=9238852&pg=personal&fr_id=15231. I increased my goal to $350 because I HAVE FAITH THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE!!

Follow this link to donate to John: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/UTUBikeEvents?px=7771982&pg=personal&fr_id=15231 . For every $25 dollar you donate, you will gain one entry in a drawing to win a Retul 3D motion capture bicycle fit by Logical Fit ($250.00 value).

The Bike MS event and mileage be a new milestone for me which I am excited and nervous about. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

Nice of you to put those legs and wheels to a cause like this