Jun 19, 2012
AMTA Joins the Movement with Bike MS!
ATLANTA, Ga. – More than a dozen members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) joined the National MS Society- Georgia Chapter May 5-6 at the 2012 Bike MS: Deloitte. Atlanta to Athens Ride.
Bike MS: Deloitte. Atlanta to Athens is a two-day fundraising ride that raises money to fight multiple sclerosis and to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Over 180 cyclists began Saturday morning at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta, overnighted in Athens and then made their way back to Atlanta.
After the approximated 82-mile ride, cyclists were able to take a deep breath of relaxation, thanks to AMTA. At the finish line in both Athens and Atlanta, event participants enjoyed massage therapy provided by the AMTA Outreach Team.
“It’s a way to give back to those who are already giving so much of their time,” said Ben Glosson, outreach chairman of AMTA.
There are more than 56, 000 members of AMTA, making it the largest non-profit, professional association that serves massage therapists and students. The mission of AMTA is to serve its members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.
“We were proud to partner with AMTA this year,” said Georgia Chapter President Roy Rangel. “Like AMTA, partners of Bike MS are recognized and appreciated at our events for their passion to achieve a world free of MS. With help from others, we can make a bigger difference.”
Companies large and small participated in this year’s Bike MS: Deloitte. Atlanta to Athens ride. AMTA is one example of who has joined the movement to fund MS research and programs.
Money raised through this event benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter and its mission to create a world free of MS. For more information about the ride, visit www.bikeMSgeorgia.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 body.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2010 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $159 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.