Louisiana, Hammond - Bike MS 2013
I Can Do It - I can Make a Difference!
Why I Ride
As I continue to talk to friends and acquaintainces, I realize how many people MS affects. And I also know, that there are great strides being made in the cure and control of MS. I know of a triathlete who continues pushing on while taking shots but I also know of someone with advanced MS and is now wheelchair bound. So I'm still riding for those that I know, those I don't know and those that have yet to be diagnosed - we really need to find a cure! 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 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 You Should Sponsor Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Bike Tour 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 Tour, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."