Two one-day rides in two uniquely New England locations helped start off the 2011 Bike MS riding season with enthusiasm. Ride the Vineyard (April 30) enjoyed a roster of nearly 700 riders, who raised over $420,000. In its inaugural year, Ride Bar Harbor hosted nearly 70 riders and many terrific volunteers along a route that takes your breath away. The ride showcases Acadia National Park and its legendary vistas at the Natural Seawall, Thunder Hole, and Somes Sound. Both rides feature short and long routes for riders of every ability level. Start a new tradition in 2012, and put at least one of these picture perfect New England rides on your calendar!
In 2010, the Greater New England Chapter launched a donor-focused program to bring volunteers and donors in closer connection with our mission. The Golden Circle campaign is designed to recognize and honor individuals who contribute a minimum of $1,000 to the Society. With Golden Circle membership one can look forward to:
- Unmatched access to breaking research news
- Invitations throughout the year to exclusive Golden Circle events
- Subscriptions to both Momentum Magazine and MS Connections
- Invitations to participate in National research calls and conferences
- Recognition as a leader in the MS Movement
The Golden Circle is the rallying point for individuals and families who want to make a significant contribution to help end MS. As you think about ways to Join the Movement, we hope Golden Circle membership is part of your plan. Your annual Golden Circle membership gift of $1000 or greater helps us meet the 2011 research commitment and demonstrates your shared commitment to building a community of leaders working together for a world free of MS.
Please feel free to contact me at 781-693-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to become a member, have any questions about Golden Circle, or wish to learn more about other giving opportunities at the Chapter.
The MS Journey of Hope made a huge difference in the chapter’s ability to provide funding for MS clinical care centers who are associated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Many of the multidisciplinary services they provide to patients are not covered by health insurance. Eleven clinics participated in the eight-mile MS Journey of Hope that took place in both Hanover, N.H., and Natick, Ma. The clinics represented with teams were: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lahey Clinic, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, MetroWest Medical Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, MS Clinic of New Hampshire, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Steward MS Institute at Foxboro, and UMass Memorial Medical Center.