K+S MS Bike Ride in Avon­lea con­trib­utes to the cause

Moose Jaw Express.com - - News -

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.

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