May is MS Awareness Month, and May 30th is World MS Day, and also the 150th Anniversary of the French Neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot identifying and describing the diagnosis of MS.
I have been a participant in MS Bike events for the last thirteen years. After my niece Deirdre was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I felt I had to do something to help and having been an active life-long cyclist the answer was obvious – become a volunteer fundraiser and cycle in the MS Bike. The two MS Bike events in the province, one in Avonlea in mid-August and the other in Waskesiu in mid-September support the MS Society of Canada – Saskatchewan Division. Both events are one-day non-competitive cycling events where participants ride over 50 to 100 kms.
Donations raised support MS research, some of which is happening locally at the Cameco MS Neuroscience Centre in City Hospital, as well as provincial programs for those affected with the disease such as fitness programs, support groups and educational sessions. Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world and I would appreciate your support in my fundraising efforts, and am asking if you would like to make a donation.
Gifts can be made online with credit card at msbike.ca, or made directly to me with cash or cheque (made out to MS Society – MS Bike), or you can reach me at 974 0064.
I hope to have a little table set up following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services for a few weeks. Thank you, Christopher Wood