In 1993, Pam Craighead, wife of team Captain Jeff Craighead, was diagnosed with MS. For the first 8-9 years, Pam’s symptoms (exacerbations in MS terminology) were fairly mild, then she started to have some problems with her right leg fatiguing easily. She is still very mobile but often tells people, “stairs are not my friends”. She occasionally uses a cane when walking long distances or when she is tired. So, after riding with a couple of friends in 1993, Jeff formed the Roxborough Riders in 1994. Since that time we have been on the tour each year helping to raise money to support research aimed at finding the cause and the cure for MS.
Although the team was started around support for Pam Craighead, the team now proudly wears the names of 43 friends and family who have MS. We ride for them because we love them and want to see them free of this devastating illness. Please help us by sponsoring one of our riders, or joining our team. If you are a business owner, please consider sponsoring our team.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
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Your gift helps support cutting-edge research and programs and services for everyone impacted by MS. Ending MS means no one will receive an MS diagnosis again. Every dollar helps. Every connection matters.