Why I’m cycling to end MS
In some ways, the last thing we all need is another big guy on a bike with skinny tires...especially wearing that tight bike gear! But, I am doing this ride for a bunch of reasons, and the tight bike gear is just an unfortunate requirement! My goals are to raise awareness about this tricky disease, to help raise some funds, to have some fun, and to learn to ride some longer distances than to and from the office!
If you can't donate that's fine, but please take some time to understand how MS impacts many people.
My sister Kathleen has had a challenging journey - many years of suffering and mysterious symptoms before the diagnosis. Her type of MS is primary progressive, and although her symptoms have progressed slowly, there is daily uncertainty, and also of what the future holds. What I admire is that when Kathleen shares her story, she focuses on gratitude for the small things in life. When Kathleen shares her perspective on things, she reminds us that even with her MS, she is blessed in many ways.
Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Every day three more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure.
Your support means Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
When you donate to my fundraising efforts for the MS Bike, your funds are invested into research to find the cause and cure for the disease, while providing services to Canadians with multiple sclerosis and their families.
Thank you in advance for joining the fight to end MS.