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Oct 072011
 
Bike MS - Bike to Create a World Free of MS



In support of our community San Diego Roller Derby’s charity of the month is the MS Bike Bay to Bay (Rehab United Bike MS Team) on October 22nd during our game vs. the OC Roller Girls.

The Rehab United Bike MS Team began in 2005 with 6 riders – since then has grown to nearly 40 riders annually and raised over $100,000! Riding 100-150 miles is nowhere near as difficult as confronting a lifetime with multiple sclerosis. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society gives us all reason to hope, though; in addition to supporting novel research projects around the globe, they provide much needed education, programs, and services to everyone who is affected by MS – including the diagnosed, their friends and families, and the healthcare professionals who work with them.

Bike MS Bay to Bay tour supports the National MS Society’s mission to create a world free of multiple sclerosis, the most common neurological disorder leading to disability in young adults. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

Visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/CASBikeEvents?px=10248488&pg=personal&fr_id=17111to support this great cause! Any amount helps!

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