Bike MS Pedal to the Point is six months away! Fundraising is going well for people and team members are buying new bicycle’s (Yay Sarah)!

We all know who we’re riding for, Mrs. Holly Fiest and I’ll have a post more about her later but we all probably know additional people with MS or know people who have relatives with MS.

I myself know three additional people with MS; my brother-in-law’s brother, my coworker’s sister and an acquaintance from Kent, her father has MS. It’s definitely more common than most of think.

Wonder Where the funds go?

  • The Society has committed $40 million to support 325 new or ongoing projects in our discovery research portfolio
  • The Society’s scholarship program awarded over $1 million to 639 scholars. Scholarships were awarded to students living in families with MS or to students who have MS themselves.
  • Locally, the Ohio Buckeye Chapter served over 11,000 people living with MS.
  •  The Ohio Buckeye Chapter provided direct financial assistance to 525 individuals, medical equipment loans to 218 individuals, home modification assistance to 30 individuals, home cooling and personal cooling devices to 83 individuals.
  • 78 percent of funds raised go to programs and education and 22 percent goes to administration and fundraising.

We’re all in this together – we’re a community coming together for a common goal and the accomplishment of a unique personal challenge, as a team and as individuals along with the other 5,000+ participants.

 

 

 

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