Remember the Saturday Night Spectacular Show when auGi, our emcee, said “Raise your hand if you’re fond of saying, “I may have MS, but MS doesn’t have me”?
Seeing all of those hands go up up in the audience gave me chills. It was so powerful, because I can only begin to imagine the amount of courage it takes to show the world you’re bigger than a disease.
To echo that moment, I was really taken by the story of Joseph and his family, who formed a team to celebrate his brother, Matt. As you’ll learn, Matt clearly lives by the phrase, “MS doesn’t have me.”
All this and more in this week’s Pedal News:
- Joseph’s Story: We Are Family
- Fundraising Tip: 3 Easy ways to raise $$ before the 9/30 deadline
- Fundraising rankings
BIKE MS RIDER STORIES: WE ARE FAMILY
Someone once said, “When one person in your family lives with MS, your whole family does.” That means we support each other through both thick and thin—like Joseph and his family do for his brother, Matt. Here’s his Bike MS fundraising letter/story. Feel free to use it as a template to guide your own.
DOUG THE PUG’S FUNDRAISING TIP OF THE WEEK: 3 EAYS WAYS TO RAISE $$ BEFORE THE SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE
Ruff! If you’re still working or need a little help to fundraise, here are some super easy tips from my friend and rockstar Walk MS Manager, Andrea, to bring in the bucks and stomp MS.
Teams: If you’re not currently in the top 20 list, please email Amy for your current ranking.
Thanks for helping us roll towards a world free of MS.
PS. Did you know… you could potentially double your fundraising with matching gifts?
Bike MS Manager
BIKE MS WILLAMETTE VALLEY 2017
Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6
Western Oregon University