This will be my 30th MS Bike Tour. Wow. Seems like just yesterday was my first ride.
Go ahead, make a donation. How about a minimum of $1 for every year I've ridden? Or even better, $30 for each day of the ride? Or even better: multiples of $30!
As a special promotion, every person who donates at least $60 is invited to join me at a the Orleans Brewing Company - https://orleansbrewing.com/ - on Sunday, August 29th, from 2:00 - 4:00 for a post ride beer. Come out at let me regale you with tales of my cycling prowess. Or maybe we can chat about whatever you like. Regardless, your first beer will be on me, and I will also have some yummy snacks available.
And as a 30th anniversary super bonus promotion, people who sponsor me $60 or more will also receive a Tour Cycling Jersey and/or cycling shorts (never worn!) that have been accumulated over the years. Once I receive your sponsorship I will send you a Google Form to indicate your choice(s). They will go on a first-sponsored first choice basis, until they are gone.
Having multiple sclerosis means that one morning you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are many and vary for everyone. It’s estimated that approximately 55,000-75,000 men and women in Canada have the disease, and every day about three more people are diagnosed.
I registered for the MS Bike Tour to fulfill a personal challenge, and to help the MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families. The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services, and the MS Bike Tour has been a critical part of the MS Society’s fundraising efforts for over 20 years. Proceeds from this event and others like it provide support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and caregivers. They also fund research with three primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, repair nervous system damage caused by MS and stop MS attacks. By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis.
I am part of the MS Bike Tour because I believe in a future without multiple sclerosis. With your help we can get there. Please give generously.