Why I am 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.
Your dollars at work
When you pledge me in the MS Bike, your funds are invested into groundbreaking MS research and services for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS.
Services and programs your fund raising supports:
- Financial assistance for special equipment and home care
- Supportive counselling for all those affected by MS
- Self-help groups and recreational programs for people with MS
- Government advocacy for people living with MS
Thank you in advance for your pledge to create a more hopeful future for those affected by MS.
What I have been doing
so as some of you know I have been working hard to get over a lingering injury that i sustained earlier this year. I am happy to say that physiotherapy is going very well and I am back to about 95%. I have been riding more with a goal this year to run more duathlons and a few other running races. 5 and 10k with one half marathon.
I am looking forward to the MS Ride this year. I will get to ride with friends I met last year and meet more new people this year. I will also be taking part in this great fund raiser and awareness campaign to help end MS.
Its hard to explain why riding a bicycle 150km is fun. I think a big part of it is the people that you meet. The fellow riders are great, the volunteers are great, even the organizers are great. This is a fairly long ride but you feel energized every step along the way because of the people and the energy that they all have. Then there is the sheer volume of riders that you see. I rode for 3 hours from Grand Bend to London and never saw an end to the riders in front of me. If I need any more motivation to enjoy the ride then I only need to look at the youngest and oldest of the riders. 8-88. that is the age range. Absolutely amazing. I hope I can ride in this event until I am 88.
That's Why I Ride
Again this year I have taken on the challenge of riding with a great team - the Libro Freewheelers - and helping them to a successful ride and fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada. Over the past 5 years of thier involvement, they have raised over $285,000 for the MS Society in their fight to find a cure, and are continuing thier support with your help. 2 days - 150km - Grand Bend to London and back!
I am looking for your help to raise funds for the MS Bike Tour, and have set a goal of raising $500.00 for the MS Society this year. If you would like to make a donation - click on "Donate Now" or contact me. All donations are very much appreciated and will benefit a great cause! I have included below some information on what the funds from this event support and how your donation makes a difference.
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!
Thank you for your support!