Cyclists raise funds for MS through 180-mile ride

MS150The BP Ms 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride, the largest event of its kind in North America.  Every year 13,000 riders commit to the 180 mile journey from Houston-to-Austin.

Last year, riders raised more than $18 million dollars to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  This year, on April 12-13, thousands of riders, volunteers and supporters will gather to celebrate 30 years of  the ride, which aims to raise funds and awareness of MS. MS is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord) which affects 2.5 million people worldwide and 400,000 people here in the U.S.

Kudos to my friend and client Emily Campbell who is riding for the very first time this year.  Good luck Emily, you are truly making a difference.

The BP MS 150 starts in Houston on Saturday, April 12 and finishes in front of the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin on Sunday, April 13. In its history, the BP MS 150 has raised nearly $185 million for MS research, programs and services.

Check out the video below to learn more about the experience:

 

 

 

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