NEW YORK -- Ride to spread awareness and find a cure for MS!
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder affecting nearly three times as many women as men.
On Sunday, October 4, thousands of cyclists of all abilities are set to participate in Bike MS New York City to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Hosted by the New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bike MS NYC 2015 will offer cyclists one ride, with three unique routes to choose from - a traffic-free 30 mile route circling Manhattan, or a traffic-free ride through the Holland Tunnel, and experience the 50 or 100 mile routes that wind through New Jersey before finishing back in Manhattan.
"Join us as we ride for a cure for multiple sclerosis," says Robin Einbinder, chapter president. "More than 12,000 people in our area are living with this disease and are counting on us to help."
Participants living with MS are invited to be part of the "I Ride with MS" program sponsored by Genzyme and MS One to One. Through the program they will receive a special "I Ride with MS" jersey to increase visibility to riders living with multiple sclerosis. The program personalizes the disease and more strongly connects all cyclists, inspiring and empowering them to pedal a bit harder along their journeys.
Money raised will benefit services and programs for people living with MS that the Chapter provides and supports the Society's critical research initiatives.
WHAT: Bike MS New York City
WHEN: Sunday, October 4 at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Pier 92/94 (711 12th Ave.)
Visit www.bikeMSnyc.org to register, volunteer, or receive more information.