HERE WE GO AGAIN! With the amazing success from last year, we are heading back out on the road again this year. Maybe this will be the year we finally end MS once and for all.
I exceeded my goals last year, so I guess we will have to set it higher this year!
THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY THAT DONATES ---- YOU ARE AWESOME!
Why I'm gearing up
Year Three and I have to say that Team Butt Ugly is amazing. In the end we didn't raise as much as the year before but we also had almost 20 fewer riders, so we actually raised more per rider last year towards the fight to end MS. It is a surprisingly long ride, but I had the pleasure of riding at the back of the group last year and got to know our amazing Captain Helena. Truly an amazing person and although she had her challenges last year she was out there giving it her all. It was a privilege just to ride beside her.
While MS has effected some friends and co-workers, the reason I ride is because of the interesting relationship between MS and CMT. CMT (Charot Marie Tooth), even though these are very different diseases they have incredible similarities. In Smart Panda family several members have CMT and the impacts are felt every day. With over 2.5 million people dealing with MS and 2.6 million people dealing with CMT both of which are unpredictable illnesses that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We need to find a cure - and we will.
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 fundraising 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
Join in the fight and help The Smart Panda! Thank you in advance for your pledge to create a more hopeful future for those affected by MS.