I am participating in the 2021 MS Bike Tour in this September. I have been a supporter of MS fundraisers for years (mostly the MS Supercities Walk) until I was challenged to try the MS Bike tour in 2018. I loved it! So many people out to raise money for a great cause and as an added bonus, I got to see a part of Saskatchewan that I have never seen before. And what better way to do so than on a bike rather than flying by at 110 km/hr in a car?!?
My family has been impacted by MS as my grandfather had the disease. He passed away in 1994 when I was only 18. I don’t have any memories of him not using a cane, walker or a wheelchair. Even though he had limited mobility, that didn’t stop him from being an active participant in his grandkid’s lives. One of my favourite memories is getting to “double” on his electric blue scooter and ride around with him (this usually involved a stop at the corner store for a treat). He was honourably discharged from the Army in 1966 due to MS at age 46. He had his diagnosis later in age than most. But he was stationed in Europe for much of his 20s and 30s and thought his symptoms were due to the damp weather in England.
I am setting a fundraising goal of $500.00 this year and if you can help me reach that, I would be ever so grateful.
Thank you for reading my story and I hope you are able to help achieve my goal!
Why I’m cycling to end MS
Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Every day three more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure.
Your support means Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
When you donate to my fundraising efforts for the MS Bike, your funds are invested into research to find the cause and cure for the disease, while providing services to Canadians with multiple sclerosis and their families.
Thank you in advance for joining the fight to end MS.