Sep 14, 2012
Ridgewood, NJ – Ridgewood resident, Chris Cordaro, will get on his bike this Sunday, September 16th to cycle the rolling hills of Amwell Valley to help to fund a cure for multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure.
For the past three years Chris has supported the National MS Society and the over 13,000 people in New Jersey affected by the disease by participating in the Hops to Hops Bike MS Ride. In 2010 Chris, who is an avid cyclist, decided to form a corporate team for the Hops to Hops ride as a way to merge cycling, the thing he loves, with service, to help those living his community. Team RegentAtlantic was formed. He recruited interested employees, clients and other professionals that he works with to join the team. “Riding together is a great way to get know someone. There is a very special camaraderie when you are riding and raising money for a very worthy cause”, says Chris.
Chris had been cycling with his girlfriend Bridget Donahue, for the past few years until she left him this year; that is to start her own team. This year Chris and Bridget will still be together but riding with different teams. With Chris’s help, Bridget has formed her own corporate team with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as they join the movement to fight against multiple sclerosis.
Chris’s personal goal this year is to raise $1,000 and has set the team goal at $5,000. “This ride is a great opportunity to build lasting relationships, get fresh air, exercise and raise much needed money to help the fight against MS. Amazing beer from the RiverHorse Brewery is also very welcomed!”
You will find Chris and Bridget on streets of Lambertville this Sunday, September 16, 2012 as they and their teams put the pedal to the meddle to help create a world free of MS. Participants are welcome to register the day of the event. For more information about Bike MS please contact: Mary Beth Maclearie at 800-344-4867 or visit http://bikenjm.nationalmssociety.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a movement by and for people with MS. The Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.
Join the movement.
Find out more at nationalMSsociety.org/njm
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