Who We Are:
In 2008, Al Borys (then 75) had the idea to Bike to the Viking. He recruited some family members to make a team, raised over $3000 at his "no gifts, but please pledge us" 50th wedding anniversary, and our team, Al's Angels, was born with Al as captain. Since then, we have gained a few members, lost a few, and have had a few 'one-timers'. Regardless of the team make-up, we've always had the one common goal: raising money for the MS Society. Last year, with a whopping 12 members, We reached a milestone, raising over $10,000, a feat we hope to continue!
Well, we've started another year of fundraising, and Al's Angels is getting ready to ride again. We've picked up a few new members for our 'bike gang' and the list of people we know who are living with MS continues to grow.
Most of us on the team have seen first hand what MS does. How it steals from those affected so many abilities: ability to work, ability to play, ability to do so much of what the rest of us take for granted. We, Al's Angels, celebrate that we are able to ride - and what a celebration that should be.
The original Al, now 83, began his training as soon as the snow melted, and will be ready to ride. Hopefully the rest of us will be able to keep up!
Thank you so much for your support.
Kerri (Borys) Gaminek, for Al's Angels
Words from the MS Society (but meaningful to our team):
Why we’re gearing up
Every day 3 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 families who are impacted by this often devastating disease do not have to face MS alone.
Join us in the fight to end MS
Become a member of our team and spend the day with friends and family knowing that you are helping to create a more hopeful future for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS.
If you aren't able to participate, pledge our team today to help us reach our goal. When you make a donation, your funds are invested into groundbreaking MS research and valuable services for families affected by MS.