Ride Along with Team Garmin-Sharp pros
Following the Tour of Colorado, Team Garmin-Sharp visited Garmin’s world headquarters in Olathe where several cyclists joined for a 20-mile VIP ride with the pros. Every dollar from the $100 VIP entry fees went directly to Bike MS as they raised funds to benefit the fight against multiple sclerosis.
BikeMO is an annual fundraiser for the Missouri Bicycle Federation and the Missouri Bicycle Foundation. Proceeds from BikeMO were used to help with activities of promoting bicycling and advocating for better bicycling conditions in Missouri.
Greater Liberty Ride for MS
In 1981 Ed Chasteen was diagnosed with MS. In his doctor’s words, “It’s a damnable disease and you can’t be active.” Unable to accept a sedentary lifestyle and the prospect of rapidly declining health, Ed discovered the therapeutic value of riding a bicycle. To date he has ridden more than 130,000 miles highlighted by a solo ride across America in 1987, and a total of 10,000 miles logged during 2003 to raise money and awareness for MS and Hatebusters. Throughout those miles, Ed has discovered many new friends who support his fundraising efforts and share his enjoyment for the open road through the Greater Liberty Ride for MS. Proceeds benefitted the National MS Society Mid America Chapter.
Ultimate Burger Experience
Omaha Steaks recently launched The Ultimate Burger Experience – a Facebook application that invites users to craft a virtual burger and donate the experience to benefit one of four charities, selected in an earlier poll of Omaha Steaks Facebook fans, including: The National MS Society, Disabled America Veterans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Charity: Water. Omaha Steaks will donated a minimum of $5,000 to each of the four charitable organizations and the organization receiving the most virtual burger votes received a $25,000 donation.
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
Rock n Roll Suicide performed The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust in its entirety at the Waiting Room Lounge in Omaha. Proceeds went to the Mid America Chapter. Music featured Grasshopper Takeover, Clever, Old Boy Network, 5 Story Fall, Secret Skin, The Fonzarellies, Man Down, Blue Moon Ghetto, Musico, and more.
Frank Briscoe's Ride Across America
Over four months, Frank Briscoe rode more than 6,000 miles crossing 16 states. Briscoe raised funds to help cure multiple sclerosis. He has been raising money for MS research and a cure for more than six years. Briscoe established a Web site where visitors have an opportunity to purchase Say 'No to MS' socks. Proceeds from the sock sales went to the MS Society and toward Briscoe's fundraising goal for the charity. Visit http://www.oldguyonabicycle.com.
Fall into a Chocolate Love A'fair
Fall Into Chocolate Love A’fair hosted by Summer Howe and Mickayla Nilges raised $2544.50 for the National MS Society's Mid America Chapter.
Beat the Blues Out of MS
Beat the Blues out of MS was a benefit blues concert and silent auction that raised over $4,000 for both the Mid America and Mid Atlantic Chapters in January of 2011. What a great way to start off a new fundraising year!
In 2011, the Topeka Road Runners held a special game benefiting the MS Society. Over $2,900 was raised and the players played on orange ice!
Kansas City Roller Warriors
The Mid America Chapter of the MS Society was the charity of choice for the Kansas City Roller Warriors in 2010. Proceeds of ticket sales and orange beads raised almost $700.
Elizabeth Murray hosted her very first MS Read-a-thon over the summer and nine students participated raising over $600! Pictured a celebratory cake for the readers!
Ag – Fest
The MS Society was once again chosen as the non-profit to benefit from the annual Ag-Fest hosted by the Agricultural Center of Kansas State University. They raised $7,000!
Spike for a Cure
The third annual Spike for a Cure was held in St. Joseph in June of 2010 and over $2,000 donated to the MS Society.
National Cheese Fondue Day
Over $1,000 was raised for the MS Society on the Melting Pot’s National Cheese Fondue Day at the Melting Pot on the Country Club Plaza.
Jeans/Dress Down Days
Many companies Dressed Down for MS in 2010 including: CBIZ, Data Systems International and Industrial State Bank. These three companies raised over $1,000 for the cure!
8th St Liquor Pub Crawl
8th St Liquor in Hays, Kansas hosted a Pub Crawl from MS. The crawl brought in over $2,200 for the Mid America Chapter.