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Cyclists Gear Up To Raise $305,000 To Aid In Fight Against MS!

Cyclists Gear Up To Raise $305,000 To Aid In Fight Against MS!

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Cyclists Gear Up To Raise $305,000 To Aid In Fight Against MS!

Note To Media: Reporters are invited to attend and cover the 26th annual bkm/Steelcase MS Bike Tour, presented by SAAB, on Sunday, June 3, at 5 Waterside Crossing in Windsor Connecticut. To confirm attendance, please contact Karen E. Butler, Vice President of Communications, at 860.714.2300, ext. 230.

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WINDSOR, Conn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter is gearing up to host the 26th annual bkm/Steelcase MS Bike Tour, presented by SAAB, to be held Sunday, June 3, at 5 Waterside Crossing in Windsor, Conn. Cyclists select from 2-, 10-, 25-, 50- or 100-mile routes.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown, and, as a result, there is currently no cure for MS. Connecticut residents can help end the devastating effects of MS. The 2006 event raised a record $270,000, the largest amount raised in its 25-year history. This year the chapter hopes to raise $305,000. Funds raised through chapter events, such as the bkm/Steelcase MS Bike Tour, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to those in Connecticut affected by MS.

On-site registration begins at the following times:

  •  6:30 a.m. for 100-mile route. Start time is scheduled for 7 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. for 50-mile route. Start time is scheduled for 9 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. for 25-mile route. Start time is scheduled for 10 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. for 10-mile route. Start time is scheduled for 11 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. for 2-mile route. Start time is scheduled for noon.

Registration fee is $35. There is also a $125 fundraising minimum per rider. The tour will take place rain or shine and includes a finish line barbeque. For more information on the bkm/Steelcase MS Bike Tour, presented by SAAB, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/ or call (860) 714-BIKE (2453).

 5/29/07

Karen E. Butler
Vice President of Communications
Greater Connecticut Chapter
tel +1.860.714.2300
cell +1.860.997.4487
 
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