Dan Hill, a friend of ours, will be participating in the MS Bike ride that’s coming up June 22nd and 23rd. His team, the Hill’s Angels, is celebrating its 11th fundraiser and will be riding the 180 kilometres between Leduc and Camrose.
Dan wanted to do something for everyone who lives with the condition, as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has affected some of the women in his life.
Multiple Sclerosis in Canada
Indeed, according to studies, four times as many women have MS as men. On top of that, Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, with an estimated 1 in every 385 Canadians living with the disease.
MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. MS can cause symptoms such as extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood swings. While there is no cure yet, researchers are learning more about what causes it and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.
About MS Society of Canada and MS Bike
As the largest cycling series in North America, the MS Bike Tour has been a critical part of the MS Society’s fundraising efforts for over 20 years. Each year since 1989, more than 2000 cyclists of all ages and levels join together. Participants are raising proceeds to provide support and services for those living with multiple sclerosis, their families and caregivers, to fund research and to find a cure.
How to sponsor Dan
Assiff Law will be sponsoring Dan’s team with $1,500, and I would like to encourage others to do the same.
Dan has recently started to canvass for sponsors for the tour, and he’s hoping you can sponsor him $1 per kilometre, but whatever you sponsor him for is much appreciated. Please note that each donation over $20 is tax deductible.
When you pledge him in the MS Bike, your funds are invested into ground-breaking MS research and services for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS, making a significant impact on their lives.