Why I Ride
I’ve registered for the Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride because I’ve always loved riding bikes and can’t imagine how difficult it would be to be diagnosed with a disease like MS and lose the ability to ride my bike.
Therefore, I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed – and because I want to do something to help prevent more people from experiencing what it means to live with the disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a long life filled with unpredictability.
What Does It Mean To Have MS
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk, let alone ride a bike. The symptoms of MS are different, for everyone, and may change from day to day – the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected to not only support research for a cure, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today.