by Helen Russon
To suddenly become blind in one eye would be frightening, to say the least. To have that last for a month would be downright terrifying. But Danielle took it in stride. When she was diagnosed with MS in 2008, she immediately got on medication and has not had any other symptoms since then.
There’s still plenty of time to get a super cool Walk MS t-shirt (raise $100), join our annual League of Awesome event (raise $1000) or attend a private dinner with a leading MS researcher (raise $5000) and so much more.
Woot woot! Spring is here and that means one astonishing thing:
April Team Week!
Win a $50 Western Bikeworks gift card and nab some awesome gear. Get an entry for each $100 raised during Team Week (April 18-30). Two people will win. Yes!
Western Bikeworks (WBW) invites Bike MS riders to join them at their weekly training rides!
Shower’s Pass is giving away 15 pairs of Reflective Torch Socks to the first 15 Bike MS riders who RSVP and show up to ride. Sweet.
Join us August 5-7 for a playful weekend escape.
Your $35 registration includes five full meals, three days of tasty adult beverages, free camping, an outdoor movie, karaoke and, oh yeah, SEVEN bike routes from 20-100 miles.
And the best part? We ride together to #endMSforever for our friends and family impacted by MS.
REGISTER ONLINE BY APRIL 30 AND SAVE $15!
Or call 855-372-1331.
To our esteemed volunteers, with much appreciation:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
The first time I read this quote it brought me to tears; not necessarily because of its eloquence but because of its simplicity.
Whether you’re a long-time Bike MS rider or wearing a jersey for the first time, you’re going to L-O-V-E our new kickoff format. In addition to hanging with your fantastic fellow riders, you’ll learn how to boost fundraising and recruit more teammates through your personal story. Join us!
By Helen Russon
How’s this for a Star Wars plot: Trillions of space ships are racing up and down the galaxy, ever on the lookout for danger. The sentry receives a piece of something that he believes is a dangerous substance – possibly a virus or bacterium. He gathers his fleet, which breaks through the barrier and attacks the invader. Tragically, the soldiers then realize that the “enemy” was one of their own.
Did you know that $100 can fund a pair of bathroom safety grab bars for someone living with MS, keeping them safe in their own homes?
It’s true! And if you raise a new $100 towards your Bike MS fundraising between March 21– 31, you’ll not only help support the Society’s financial assistance program, you’ll get entered to win a $100 gift card from WesternBikeworks.
When my grandmother passed away in 1990, I thought it was the worse news I could possibly hear.
In the weeks after hear passing, I was exhausted and emotionally drained. So when the vision in my left eye suddenly became blurry, I knew there could be any number of causes. But it wasn’t just an eye problem—
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.