...is an autoimmune disease (a disease where your body actually attacks itself) that affects the nervous system. If you know even a little about the disease or possibly someone that has it, you know that the disease slowly chips away at the body's motor functions. As an athlete, this would mean you would eventually lose the ability to compete, which I'm sure none of us would have an easy time accepting.
This year, I am joining one of the fundraising events for MS, the MS Bike Tour.
A few years back, the owner of the gym I work at was diagnosed with MS. Ever since then, our company has been the lead sponsor of the Connecticut MS Bike Tour. The tour begins and ends in the beautiful Priam Vineyard and this year has three separate routes depending on your skill (or insanity) level; 25, 50, or 75 miles. I, of course, signed up for the 75 miles! Our company has raised over $250,000 to date and continues to double our fundraising goals each year. This year we're shooting for 150 individual riders and $100,000.
If you live in the CT area or you will be nearby on August 28th, I would highly encourage you to join the tour! You can ride 25, 50, or 75 miles. If you join Team Cardio Express by July 31st, registration is only $35, the minimum fundraising is set at $150, and you get an awesome Cardio Express cycling jersey (so we look THAT much more like a team) as well as a buffet and wine at the finish. If you are, however, not able to join, you can still play a role in finding a cure by donating to the cause; even $1 goes a long way!
To donate or join my team, click HERE.
I have $25 right now, so I'm already at 16% of my goal of $150.
Let's help find a cure for MS!
Stay fit. Stay healthy. Stay safe.