No, I haven't signed up for a bike ride in Mississippi, but on October 5 I will be riding in Bike MS, a fund-raising event for the New York City chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Its effects are unpredictable but it can disrupt the ability to move (for instance, making musicians unable to play), affect cognitive ability, or even result in blindness.
There are nearly 7,000 people living with MS right here in New York City. I am asking for your support so we can fund even more programs, services and research projects in the coming year. Last year alone, the National MS Society committed over $33 million to fund over 300 new and on-going research programs. This was made possible, in part, through the support of people like us.