I found out a couple of days ago that my friend, Amanda, is participating in the Houston to Austin MS 150. For those of you not familiar with this event… there are participants that ride their bikes (bicycles, by the way) for 160-180 miles. In this particular event, from Houston to Austin. I’ll let you think about that for a minute while you take a look at Amanda riding last Spring in Spain,
All of this is to raise awareness and funds to find the cure for MS (multiple sclerosis – a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system incorrectly attacks the person’s healthy tissue). Last year the event raised $20 Million to support the mission of the National MS Society. (Their goal for 2015 is $21 Million). Read more about the event and the disease here.
As Amanda works to prepare for the ride, she is also working to raise funds (to go toward the $21 Million). While I cheer on Amanda, I cheer on all those that live with MS, those that live with loved ones with MS, and those that work to find a cure for MS. Humbly, I ask, please take a moment to read about this amazing event and, if you are able, make a charitable donation. (To do so, you can follow this handy dandy link here). For more information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s take care of each other, y’all.
With love, as always,