Annual Wheels & Heels Against MS!
As many of you know, my sister Anne and I have participated in an annual event to help raise money to fight the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis.
After a shortened mileage last year, we return to the full 50-mile journey. This year's event will be my ninth and Anne's seventh and our resolve remains unwavering. MS is not taking a rest this year so neither are we. We will continue our fight, determined as always to reach that day when MS is but a memory.
Our 3-day journey begins in Hyannis on Saturday, September 9th and takes us again through the bike paths and streets of Cape towns such as Brewster and Orleans. We look forward to another challenge, alongside the many wonderful people we meet along the way as well as the tireless volunteers who cheer us on.
Multiple Sclerosis is a frightening disease that affects the central nervous system. The symptoms may be mild (such as numbness in the limbs) or severe enough to cause blindness or paralysis. The severity and specifics of the symptoms of MS can't yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.
Your donations to the National MS Society not only helps fund vital research, but also goes towards helping people, like my sister, with their day-to-day struggles. To give you a recent example of their aid, just this past Fall the Society helped ease the financial burden of a ramp Anne had installed at her new condo. This ramp goes from her parking space all the way to her front door.
As in the past, there are two ways you can donate. No amount is too small.
* The fastest and most convenient way would be to visit our web site at
http://www.wheelsandheelsagainstms.com/ and then click on mine or Anne's name.
* You can also mail a check to myself or Anne, making it out to The National MS Society.
Our addresses are:
Paul Keohane Anne Murphy
2 Jillian Rose Dr 13 Apache Way
Oxford, MA 01540 Tewksbury, MA 01876