Well here we go wih the 2019 MS Ride. Every year I do this ride and every year it means more as The Bird ages. She hangs in there and shows incredible strength as she just keeps on keeping on. She is 91 now and is the toughest person I have ever met. Those skinny little "Bird" arms push her around with incredible determination and I am going to show her the same by riding to support research that will end this condition.
The Bird was diagnosed in 1983-84 and I have lived with and watched MS and it's effects for over 30 years now. Support is needed and it can take lots of forms. For me it is fundraising, riding, and educating people around me. I am asking you to help us out by donating. Please support my ride and the people that have this condition. Donate what you can no matter how small or how big. Help us find a cure.
No riding the roadie bike this year, staying on the dual suspension bike.
My goal is $1,000.00 to start and I want to smash that and have to re-set it.
Please help me reach my goal and help stamp out MS!
Can you imagine?
Having multiple sclerosis means that one morning you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are many and vary for everyone. It?s estimated that approximately 55,000-75,000 men and women in Canada have the disease, and every day about three more people are diagnosed.
?a future without MS
I?ve registered for the MS Bike Tour to fulfill a personal challenge, and to help the MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families. The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services, and the MS Bike Tour has been a critical part of the MS Society?s fundraising efforts for over 20 years. Proceeds from this event and others like it provide support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and caregivers. They also fund research with three primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, repair nervous system damage caused by MS and stop MS attacks. By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis.
I am part of the MS Bike Tour because I believe in a future without multiple sclerosis ? and with your help we can get there. Please give generously.