K+S MS Bike Ride in Avonlea contributes to the cause
Over 100 cyclists rode in the K+S MS Bike held in Avonlea on August 18th with over $120,000 raised for the MS Society of Canada.
This is the 29th year the MS BIKE event is held in Saskatchewan. It is a pledge-based national fundraising campaign that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic parts of the country while raising money for the MS Society. Over 8,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 20 one-day or twoday tours taking place across Canada between June and September. Money raised through the K+S MS Bike will help fund MS Society initiatives such as:
• MS research into causes, risk factors and treatments.
• Programs and services that help people affected by MS effectively manage and cope with the disease through education, information and support.
• Advocacy such as lobbying for more flexible income and employment supports for Canadians affected by MS, caregiver supports, and more government investment in MS research. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Find out more information at mssociety.ca and go to msbike.ca to learn more about the K+S MS Bike.
The MS Society of Canada – Saskatchewan Division would like to thank all the cyclists, donors and sponsors K+S Potash Canada and Jays Group of Companies. A big thank you also goes out to the volunteers, especially the Avonlea Lions Club, Masons and fire fighters.
The next MS BIKE event (and the only one in Saskatchewan until next year) will be in Waskesiu on Saturday, September 15th. Please register at msbike.ca.