The tour has gone virtual, with no large-scale group events being held anywhere across Canada. But that does not mean the need to support research into MS and to support those living with the disease has ended. Nor does that mean that Graham and I aren’t going to be getting on our bikes and doing what we can to support the fight against the disease.
This is the fourteenth year of our Niagara Bike Ride and it sure is keeping us fit! I do get tired of all the training but it is all worth it to be able to say that we completed the 75 km ride.
The MS Society says ”Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease.
Did you know ...
- Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
- MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
- Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
- Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
- MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
- MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868.
- We don't know what causes MS but researchers are closer to finding the answer.“
My personal MS has behaved very well. I have now been attack free since the end of 2005. I attribute this to my healthy lifestyle (diet and exercise). I do still have problems with endurance and sleepiness.
I sure hope that a cure to MS is found soon. Thank You for your help in beating MS!