I am forwarding an e-mail from our friend Amy Marsh. As you probably know Amy is leading ACTC’s Whine and Dine road rides this year. On the last day of the rides for 2013, (Wed. Sept 18th, 6pm Summit Bikes Los Gatos) after the ride there will be a raffle and the proceeds will go to fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Amy is riding the Waves-to-Wine ride on Sept 21 and 22nd. I did this ride myself two years ago. It’s a great cause. When I did Waves-to-Wine I rode for my good friend Elaine. Those of you who are real old timers on the whine and dine ride you may remember Elaine from way back on the ride. Elaine and I still keep in touch.
Elaine has MS. She has been battling the disease since before I knew her. Elaine is still going strong and is now even doing triathlons! Elaine was a great friend and support for me when the doctors thought my own neurological disorder was MS. It turned out not to be MS, but I learned a lot about MS in the process. The only reason I am not doing the Waves-to-Wine ride myself this year is how much I really struggled with the bike ride two years ago.
I finished the ride two years ago, and, thanks to Amy, was able to put up my tent and get some food. But, I was unable to ride on day two. I guess we all get by with a little help from our friends. So, instead of riding this year I am supporting Amy.
I urge you to read Amy’s e-mail and to consider supporting her ride and this worthy cause. Please help her and some great folks like Elaine, who are fighting this disease.
Amy’s e-mail follows:
Hello Friends and Family!
The final Whine and Dine of the season is coming Wednesday, September 18th. We will be riding the traditional Bullwinkle ride, even though the moose has moved. Meet in front of Summit Bike Shop at 6pm ready to roll.
After the ride, we will have a dinner at Una Mas Mexican Grill in Los Gatos with a raffle to raise money for The National MS Society’s Waves to Wine with prizes including:
Two gift certificates donated by Summit Bikes in Los Gatos valued at $25 each Two 50 dollar Ticketmaster Cash Codes A set of mountain bike tubes from Trail Head Cyclery.
Tickets will be one for $2, three for $5 and seven for $10.
When: Wednesday September 18th 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Una Mas Mexican Grill 15724 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 358-8680
The Waves to Wine bike ride is a two-day, 150 mile journey through San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma Counties September 21st and 22nd . I am hoping you will help me by donating money to help find a cure or treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.
All are welcome. Spread the word and bring your friends!
If you are unable to join us, but would like to contribute, please click on the link below to go directly to my personal fundraising page. No amount is too small. Every dime makes a difference.
Why I Joined the Movement
Our bodies are in constant motion–moving information from the brain to the body. MS stops people from moving by attacking the myelin that protects normal nerve tissue. This damage can cause symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling in the limbs to paralysis and blindness in the most severe cases. People with MS know something about moving that most of us don?t understand – moving is not a guarantee.
Why I Ride
I’ve registered for Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2012 because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed – NOW! Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2009 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted over $132 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested nearly $36 million to support 375 research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.
Thank you for your support!