I decided to ride the BikeForMS ride this summer with coworkers at Accenture and Avanade. I am in the fundraising and training phase still as I have two months until the actual ride. The fundraising experience has been humbling to say the least. While I did not expect my friends to not donate, their donations and willingness to trade services/goods for donations has been overwhelming. I have already increased my goal twice and hope to do it a third time. The reason I keep raising my goal is that throughout this experience I keep meeting people who have or know someone with MS. I knew it was prevalent in the NW, but I did not realize to what degree. Being able to touch these people’s lives means a lot to me and it is a good motivator to continue. For most of the people with MS they can’t even ride a bike, so doing so myself and raising some money at the same time is the least I can do.
If you would like to donate and support me in the BikeForMS ride this summer please visit my participant page and click the donate button.