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I’m participating in the famous Brissie to Bay bike ride on the 18th June 2018 to support those fighting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This is the forth year I’ve supported this event and sought support from my nearest and dearest to get behind this marvelously worthwhile effort.
Why I’m Participating:
My support began in 2008, my older brother Stephen was diagnosed with progressive MS at just 28, unbelievable! Since that time, I've seen first-hand the enormity of the physical/mental challenges individual sufferers and their families go through, I’m sure we’ve all been touched by this at some point, sadly there’s no cure, yet! All is good with Ste’s (the ladies man of the two of us), he doesn't change, his amazing sense of humour, positive attitude, support to our family and mental strength is just inspirational as is his partner Alison who is amazing!
The ride is 100km’s from Brisbane to the Bay and back, nothing in comparison to the challenge MS suffers encounter every day, nowhere near, but at least it’s doing something. You can do something too, this year, with your help, the event aims to raise $1.6 million to help fund vital support services including physiotherapy, counselling, a support line accounts for ~80% of each donation and interesting new research projects exploring possible causes and a cure accounts for ~20%. If you wish to donate, every donation counts and needless to say is greatly appreciated by everyone involved and most of all, the MS sufferers themselves.
I ride long distance fairly frequently, but this ride is never easy, it's ON from the start, usually very hot conditions with some challenging escalations, dont worry, I'll be suffering and aiming to finish around ~3 hours averaging >31kmph.
The riders fund the event so 100% of all donations go towards providing support and care to the thousands of Australians living with MS, they are also tax deductible of course.
BTW - Did you know:
•4 Australians are diagnosed with MS every working day
•The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years of age
•It strikes young people in the prime of their lives and there is no known cause or cure
Your support will provide vital services and support to assist all those affected by MS to live life to their fullest and reach their true potential.
Please DONATE to support my ride and make your impact on the lives of Australians living with MS.