In 2019, for the first time since I started biking for MS, I reached the very symbolic 5000+ Major Donor Club. I owe it all to you, dear sponsors, friends, colleagues and family. For my 15th edition in 2020, we're keeping the pace! Your help this year means a lot to me and I thank you for your support year after year.
Covi19 represents a tragedy. And if everyone has to overcome their own difficulties, I hope that no one has to go through it alone. Unfortunately, I know that the pandemic has had a severe impact on people living with multiple sclerosis. Not only are these survivors struggling with the disease, Covid or not, but they are currently isolated from their loved ones and those who provide them with help and love.
They are not alone. As part of our annual campaign, we renew our efforts to support people affected by the degenerative disease of MS. Because of the pandemic, MS Bike will be very special in 2020. There won't be any event or gathering point; each member will bike on his or her own initiative, virtually or on the road in respect of the rules. What I am saying is that, as captain, I will bike more than 1,000 km subdivided into 100-km bike tours and others throughout the season. And if your resources allow you to help us this year, your precious financial support will make a crucial difference for these people. Let's help them get through MS together.