The Galloping Geese had ten riders and once again our average fundraising was over $1,000 per rider. In total we rode over 900 miles (on a very hot summer weekend) and raised just over $10,000. Thanks to all the riders and to Coalfire who had a contingent participate with our team. The event itself had roughly 2,600 riders riders with a goal of raising $3.6 million for the MS Society. It is one of Colorado's largest fundraising events. This year I participated as both a team captain and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Wyoming Chapter of the MS Society.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more. MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all the more challenging to solve.
The MS Society (www.nationalmssociety.org) funds groundbreaking research and life-changing programs for people living with MS. Our (realistic) hope is to find a cure!