August 16, 2009

Bike MS for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis

One hundred rides. One destination. A world free of MS.

Bike MS is the premier cycling series in the nation. The series features over 100 different rides with the profits raised through donations by the participants going toward researching MS.

My dad will be participating in the Bike MS Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes on September 12-13. The ride will be 150 miles down the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes in Idaho.

You can view his personal page and make a donation if you'd like to support the cure for MS by visiting his site here and clicking the "donate to Al" button.

Here's a sample from the page:

Why I Ride

I've registered for the MS Bike Tour because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed - and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.

Why You Should Sponsor Me

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Bike Tour to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike, because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the MS Bike Tour, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."

Please feel free to make a donation if you'd like, but please do not feel like you have too. Even just a simple note wishing him well would be great. He doesn't know I'm posting this, I'm just very proud of him and what he does.

1 comment:

  1. I may not have known that you were going to post the articel and link, but I do now as I check your blog on a daily basis.
    Thank you for being proud of the little I do to help others, I am very proud of all you do also!
    MS is higher in case numbers in the northwest than in anywhere else in the US. No one knows why. If the funds donated can help someone - as 100% do go to MS Society - than I will do what I can to help.
    Thanks you Casey.