Why I’m cycling to end MS
This fall will mark my Fourth time fundraising and participating in the MS Moutain Bike Ride in Hinton, AB. This year I am planning to raise $5000. I started participating in this ride four years ago when my wife Kristine suffered a boute of Optic Neuritus which ultimately turned out to be a diagnosis of Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS) and if you didn't know clinically Isolated Syndrome is a pre-cursor to Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Over the last few years my team and I have raise over $15000 thanks to all of your support. Lasy year was a wet, muddy, and gruelling ride once again but that made it that much more rewarding when we finished! With all this rain I'm expecting it to be just as tough!
With just two team members this year we need to work extra hard to acheive our team fundraising goals, so we are looking for more! If you would like to be a team member, please join our team. Last year was an incredible weekend and the challenge of completing the course was very rewarding. Even if you can’t ride, you are still welcome to join our team and raise money to help fund research to cure MS. As I said, this year I am hoping to raise $5000; I can’t do this alone and I know this is a lot to ask particularly with the generosity everyone showed the last few years. Whatever you are willing to donate is greatly appreciated even if it’s just some encouragement for the ride!
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. Every day three 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 Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
Thank you in advance for joining the fight to end MS.