I hope you will join me in the fight against MS. I have lived with this disease for 21 years in July 2017. I want this disease to be eradicated. I don't want anyone else to have to go through a journey with MS.
In an effort to raise money badly needed to fight MS, I have been a participant in the annual Nova Scotia Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour for more than 16 years, raising over $52,000. This is a major MS fund-raising event. It takes place every July and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars. Though I have tried over the years to do my bit, it has not been easy. The ride itself is physically challenging for anyone. Over 100 kilometres of riding spread only over two days. And raising money has been a challenge too.
Backstory: In the July 2015 MS Bike Tour, after a full year of full-on fundraising I achieved my goal to raise $10,000 toward the MS Bike Tour and in fact it was a bit more! It was an amazing year, following a successful plan. Together with my Rockingham Riders Team mates, we were the top fundraisers at $35,510 with the highest amount of $2,959.per person. To date, the Rockingham Riders have raised over than $170,000! Such fun we have had over the years and all for a good cause.
Unfortunately, one of our members, Garner Hill, is having to take a year off in 2017 due to agressive treatment for Leukemia which came about all of the sudden in January 2017 - he says he's riding with us in spririt though, and plans for a full return in years to come. It is our spririt that's with you, Garner. <3
Although my plan is indeed lacking the pizzaz of prior years, I still ask for your support in raising $2,000 for the 2016 ride. I am well with lots of energy for life, just a little slow on the fundraising get-go for this year!
Thanks for supporting me as you are able for this year's ride
Bless you for your participation in the fight against MS,