At the time of this post, the OYM Cycling Club has recruited 23 riders for the 2011 MS Bike Ride. Thats something to be proud of, not only for the collective effort, but the willingness to give your time to someone who is struggling with MS. There are many ways in which you can help us, however, we'd like for you to stop by the shop and donate. This way we can control how the funds are distributed throughout the team.
Why We Fight MS
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk, let alone ride a bike. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Why I Ride
I've registered for the MS Bike Ride because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed - and because I want to do everything to educate more people on what it means to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Bike Ride to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike, because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the MS Bike Ride, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."Use the link above or stop by the shop.