Oklahoma, Chandler - Bike MS: The Mother Road Ride 2013
Help Our Team Move Toward a World Without MS!
VAMooSe! is raising money to fund research and service for people living with multiple sclerosis. MS is a progressive neurological disease that affects people in many different ways. It could be paralysis one day, loss of vision the next, or impaired memory the day after that. Living with MS means living with uncertainty.
VAMooSe! (formerly known as the VA Riders) is a group of colleagues, family members, and friends. We've registered for the Bike MS-The Mother Road Ride 2013 because we LOVE to experience a great, organized ride, and to HELP the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families lead powerful lives. We believe in the work they do and want to be part of it.
Why We're Biking
*Over 28,000 Veterans have MS today. Check it out at www.va.gov/ms
*Another American is newly diagnosed every hour of every day.
*Real progress is being made for MS clients.
*Our friends have MS.
Close to home is Emily Teasdale, wife of an OKC-VAMC colleague. She has MS and can’t keep herself upright alone on a bicycle. She rides the back of a tandem 2-seater bicycle with her husband in order to raise funds and thank her donors. She sees the value of fund raising events. When diagnosed 20 years ago, there were zero MS medications and very little direct support for affected individuals. While there is still no cure for MS, we can celebrate that 8 disease-modifying drugs are now available to slow the rate of progression, including an oral agent, and new approaches to symptom management allow for individualized treatment. In just 20 years. The National MS Society has invested $760 million into research and provides community support that helps hundreds of thousands of people to live with MS.
Let’s Move Forward Together
Together with our Team Sponsors*, We’re helping everyone with MS by supporting the National MS Society, so please join us! There are so many ways you can help: join our team, volunteer, or talk to your supervisors & fellow employees about sponsoring the ride. Donate to VAMooSe! team or click on a rider name and donate directly to that person.
HUGE thanks to VAMooSe! 2013 Sponsors:
- Big Truck Tacos/Mutt's Amazing Hotdogs/Back Door BBQ
- OKC Estate Sales
- Oklahoma Therapy Institute
- Elemental Coffee
- Pro Bike
- M&M Estate Services
- Team Teasdale
However you join, you are making a difference in the lives of thousands of families facing the daily challenge of this unpredictable disease. Thank you for joining the MS movement.
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