To my sponsors:
This year is my seventh year cycling in MS Bike Prince Edward County, a 40 or 75 km bike tour in Prince Edward County. It is one of 27 tours across Canada with over 10,000 cyclists. This year I have chosen to ride the 40 km route.
I was number 03 in fundraising in 2018 and so will be wearing Bib number 03 for my efforts last year. I made the list of the top 25 fundraisers in the pamphlet “Gearing Up 2019”, so I will also be wearing a yellow rider bib.
I have also joined the joined the team “County Riders” for the sixth year.
Please join me as a fundraiser so I can move my number up next year. I will match my highest donation this year as I have in the previous five years. I am cycling for friends and others who have friends with 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.
W. Garry Smith
Photo from Belleville Intelligencer (Tim Miller)