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National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter

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Why We Ride


"Thank you so much for your help getting funding towards my vehicle hand controls. I love my new found freedom, I forgot how it felt to go places by myself. I feel totally safe now. I appreciate all of your help!"– Lori Blemings, Woodbury New Jersey


Everyone has a different reason for getting involved in Bike MS. For some it’s the challenge. For others it’s the camaraderie. But for many more it’s the opportunity to help people living with MS. Ultimately by riding, you are showing your support for the thousands of people affected by MS, including the 2014 Bike MS Champions (read their stories below). Click on the tabs below to learn more about how your fundraising dollars make an impact and share why you ride.

Even if you may not have a personal connection to MS currently, you are riding for someone by participating in City to Shore. Meet our Champions below and read how your fundraising dollars are making a difference in the lives of people living with MS in our area.

                        

Michael Maguire  
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> Read Michael's story
> Watch Michael's story
 

  

Greg Oaster  
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> Read Greg's story
> Watch Greg's story - coming soon!
 

 

LaToya Ross  
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> Read LaToya's story
> Watch LaToya's story - coming soon!
 

 

Tom Spires  
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> Read Tom's story
> Watch Tom's story

 

 

Lisa Wiltbank  
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> Read Lisa's story
> Watch Lisa's story
 


> 2013 Bike MS Champion Story Archive 
> 2012 Bike MS Champion Story Archive

wear it proudly

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If you are riding for someone in particular, have them sign their name on the orange ribbon you’ll receive in your rider number packet.

In addition to promoting awareness, the orange ribbon serves as a reminder of why we ride. You can pin it to your jersey or your rider number, or attach it to your bike; either way you are showing your support. Proudly wear this ribbon ride weekend and show your support in creating a world free of MS.

 

Plus share why you ride and learn why other teams and individuals are riding, including this video of 2012 & 2013 top fundraiser Albert DeRitis:

I Ride with MS is a special Society program that celebrates Bike MS cyclists who are also living with multiple sclerosis. If you are an individual living with MS and participating in City to Shore 2014, you have the opportunity to participate in this program. Through a partnership with Genzyme and MS One to One and Primal Wear participants of this program will receive a complimentary "I Ride with MS" jersey.*

*Please note: jerseys will be provided to those who voluntarily indicate interest in participating in the program on their 2014 City to Shore registration or by completing the survey, and will be available for pick-up at the Rider Expo or at the Ocean City Finish Line MS One to One tent.

  

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The National MS Society is making a difference in the lives of those affected by MS and contributes to the significant advances that are being made in both understanding and treating the disease.

Due to our lower than average administrative costs, funds raised through Bike MS City to Shore directly impact those in the local community affected by MS. Because of dedicated volunteer support, it costs the Society less than 17 cents to raise a dollar – an expense well below the average for non-profit organizations. Your tremendous fundraising efforts allow the society to help people with MS live their best possible lives.

Research

Funds raised by bike MS are helping researchers around the world to determine the cause of MS, develop treatments and ways to prevent MS, restore damage that has been done as a result of the disease, and to eventually find a cure.

The National MS Society is committed to ensuring that the maximum amount of money raised, funds groundbreaking research toward a cure for multiple sclerosis. Events such as Bike MS: City to Shore help the National MS Society fund more research toward a cure for multiple sclerosis than any other non-profit in the world.

Programs

Greater Delaware Valley Chapter offers a full slate of programs aimed at educating people about how to overcome the disease’s physical, social and financial effects, whether you are a person living with MS or a caregiver.

Direct client assistance

The MS Society partners with people living with MS to address their immediate and long-term needs so they can lead their best possible lives, including:

  • Daily life: By connecting with a self-help group, finding a care manager or making homes more accessbile we can help people address the many challenges of MS.
  • The information people need: Through workshops, the 1-800-FIGHT-MS call center, the Society website and much more, we provide the information people need when they need it.
  • Care for caregivers: MS affects every family member, especially those closest to the person living with the disease; that’s why we provide respite help, counseling services and family programming
  • Crisis assistance: The unpredictable nature of MS means people sometimes find themselves with nowhere to turn; we connect with community resources or provide emergency help for utility payments, transportation to medical appointments, household repairs and beyond.

Activism

The National MS Society advocates for federal, state and local government change essential to people with MS. Get more information on New Jersey and Pennsylvania advocacy efforts and how you can get involved.

Visit the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter website for more information on the support we provide locally or click here for a PDF to share with your donors and educate yourself on the facts about multiple sclerosis.

 

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