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Amy’s Superbad Team Week & Bike News – May 2016

We’ve got a lot of news for you to catch up including the May Blitz, training ride info, how to share your Bike MS story to boost fundraising and information on our new Facebook group. Enjoy! Read more…

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Introducing “Ask Eve!”

Q & A on diet and MS coming soon!

Before we discuss various diet and exercise topics, let’s learn more about the nutritionist, Eve Steiner.

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Teenager Mason Bonn Will Host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

By Emily Dings

Mason Bonn knows how to make things happen.

Last summer, a golf tournament he organized in Lake Oswego, OR, the Sherwood Drive for Multiple Sclerosis raised $1,500 to fight MS. This spring, he’s gearing up for his second tournament in hopes of raising even more. While any organizer of an independent MS fundraising event would be deserving of admiration, it’s worth noting that Mason is fourteen years old.

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Meet Bike MS Volunteer: Karen Schoenbrun

By Arie Freeman

When Karen was diagnosed with MS, she was working as a pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Slowly, she began noticing that she was having trouble holding onto things. As this issue grew worse, she began to have feelings of numbness in her hands and feet. Soon after, she was diagnosed. Working at the hospital, Karen had a strong support group and continued working for 15 more years.

Since being diagnosed, Karen discovered a passion for exercise when she joined a swimming class within the MS community. Over the years, her desire to try new activities grew. With love and encouragement from her husband, Steve Schoenbrun, Karen decided to give cycling a try.

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Weekly Walk MS Countdown – May 18

Hey Walk MS People!

We’re getting close to the finish line but still need your help to stomp MS. Read more…

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Walk MS: “A Common Language”

By Helen Russon

In the last few weeks, I’ve had the joy of attending three Walk MS events. Each was wild and festive—full of music, crazy costumes, dogs, bubbles and balloons. Read more…

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BIKE MS UTAH SUPERSTAR TIP #1: TELL YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS WHY YOU RIDE

Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Ride 2016 fundraising goal this year is $1.5 million. We’re moving towards our goal, but the only way we’ll blast through it (and PUMMEL MS!) is by raising dollars to find a cure.

If you’re already blowing through your goal, ROCK ON! 

If you’re still working or need a little help to fundraise (or hit your $250 minimum, which is required to ride on event weekend), try this out:

Tell your FB friends why you’re riding, rolling, volunteering, or supporting from afar. Include a pic of the person you’re riding for (even if it’s you), and add your Bike MS Personal Page URL so people can quickly make donations online. The more personal your post, the more friends will want to help. Read more…

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BIKE MS UTAH SUPERSTAR TIP #2: WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDRAISING, THERE’S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EMAIL

Why do we Bike MS?

To show, through the thunderous roar of thousands across the U.S., that WE WILL CRUSH multiple sclerosis once and for all!

So, whether you raise $10,000, $2,500 or $250, every dollar helps us fund cutting-edge research—and gives hope to our friends, loved-ones, relatives and those of us who live with MS—that we will cross the finish line.

As a Bike MS Participant, we know you’re committed to helping us fulfill our mission.

Here are 5 quick tips from top fundraiser Paul D. that’ll help you roll towards our (and your) goal, and/or will give your existing fundraising efforts a fresh boost.

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BIKE MS UTAH SUPERSTAR TIP #3: CRANK UP THE FUNDS THROUGH YOUR BIKE MS PARTICIPANT CENTER

Your Bike MS Participant Center is equipped with online tools to simplify and automate your fundraising activities through email, Facebook and your very own Bike MS web page. Check out these 5 awesome features that’ll make it super easy to get those donations cruising.
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BIKE MS UTAH SUPERSTAR TIP # 4: GET THE FUNDS ROLLING IN BY SHARING YOUR BIKE MS STORY

Giving donor prospects your “I ride because” story makes a world of difference in your fundraising efforts.

To help share your story, every Bike MS rider gets their very own personal donation page after registering. This post provides 3 storytelling tips that will help shape your own Bike MS personal page, and includes real-world examples from other Bike MS participants. Read more…