I Know We're Getting Closer to a Cure!
Multiple sclerosis affects millions of people, including our loved ones, families, friends and co-workers. That's why, since 1984, I’ve been riding Bike MS to make a difference in the lives of people affected by multiple sclerosis…and each mile we ride brings us closer to a world free of MS.
I rode the very first MS 120 ride back in 1984. This was the first MS ride in Colorado! There were about 200 riders and I was the TOP FUNDRAISER that year raising almost $3,000! They rewarded me with a week long trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for my efforts!
In 1985 there were about 250 riders and I was the 2nd highest fundraiser that year! The top fundraiser won a trip to France for a week. As the #2 fundraiser I won...wait for it...a VCR!! Over 25 years I've pedaled more than 5,000 miles and raised over $50,000.
A little about MS
This cause is very important to me. Back in 1984, I didn't know anyone with MS. I did the ride because it was two long days of cycling and sounded like fun! Now, I know more people dealing with MS every single day then I care to count.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
Currently there is no cure for MS however we’re getting closer and closer every day. The money that is raised will be used to find the cause, treatment, and ultimately the cure for multiple sclerosis. The money is also used to provide education, information, direct financial support, and scholarships to individuals and families living with MS.
I'll be riding my 26th Bike MS with Team Left Hand, here in Colorado, in 2019.