More than 2,000 cyclists are expected to raise more than $1.28 million to help people affected by MS during a 1 or 2 day, up to 166-mile journey with route options for all levels of cyclists. The ride takes place Sept. 16 and 17 at the Garmin Headquarters in Olathe and riding to South Park in Lawrence, finishing back at Garmin.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least 2 to 3 times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
For participation and volunteer registration, visit bikeMS.org, 855-372-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org or call 800-344-4867.