Hi everyone - this is Reese, cycling again to #endMS.
I can't beleive that it's my 7th year participating in the MS bike! Mom pulling me along on the tandem feels like yesterday, but as with MS research we sure have come a long way since then. I've been riding since I was 9 years old, training every summer and and have raised over $50,000 through the past events. Thank you to all my generous donors.
Unfortunately due to COVID the event was cancelled last year, but I still paricipated in personal fundraising efforts. This year my mom and I are excited to return for a one day event in Ottawa that will hopefully take place late august!
I do the MS Bike in honour of my Grandpa, who sadly passed away in October 2016. He had severe MS and was paralyzed from the neck down. This is an example of what MS takes away from us. Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world with over 75,000 canadians living with this disease. MS affects thousands of families across canada and even people in the local community, it's up to canada to find a cure.
Despite the sadness that MS has caused, there has been some thrilling MS research published in the past few years. Doctors have been making incredible progress with treatments that could not be made posible without the funds provided by charity events such as the MS bike. The support of individuals continues to influence the treatment advances which is why it is so important to continue donating every year!
Thanks again for all of your support. Please give generously!