This summer I am cycling Canadian roads to change the future of MS.
MS research and programs are very close to home for me. Diagnosed in 2016, MS Bike is very personal for me as MS has been a part of my life every day. While remaining relatively stable over the last couple years due to new research and treatment options, in the early years of my diagnosis I experienced everything from optic neuritis, double vision, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet to general fatigue. If I hadn't been given a new treatment option 3 years ago, I'm not sure what my level of disability would be today. I am one of the lucky ones. Many others who live with MS are not so lucky.
I participate in MS Bike to raise awareness and funds to continue to support MS programs and research. Knowing that it is seems to run in one branch of our family tree (my sister, aunt, great aunt and extended cousin also have MS), I bike to hopefully ensure that there are better treatments and hopefully a cure for this crazy disease before any more of my family and friends are affected by it.
Over 90,000 Canadians live with MS and the need for information, resources and support programs for them is as urgent and critical as ever. That’s why I am asking for your support in my fundraising.
While Canada has one of the highest rates of MS globally (everyday 12 more Canadians are diagnosed with MS), we are also home to some of the worlds top MS researchers, whose work is at risk of not continuing due to the economic crisis. My fundraising for MS Bike will help support their groundbreaking work into treatments and ultimately a cure.
With every kilometre I cycle and every dollar you give, we will move that much closer to a world free of MS.