Aug 03, 2012
GREENSBORO—July 30, 2012 – The Central North Carolina Chapter of the National MS Society announces its Ticket to Ride. Riders who have not participated in Bike MS: VF Corporation & Wrangler Tour to Tanglewood can now register for free. Registration is normally $40.All event participants still raise a minimum of $200 to ride in the event.Offer is valid starting Wednesday, August 1, and runs through Wednesday, August 15. To obtain your discount, visit www.bikeMSncc.organd enter FREERIDE as the discount code.
About 27th Annual Bike MS: VF Corporation and Wrangler Tour to Tanglewood
Bike MS is one of the National MS Society’s main charity events, boasting more than 100 extraordinary rides. Raising over $1 million in 2011, the Tour to Tanglewood is the Central NC Chapter’s largest fundraiser. Last year, 1675 cyclists participated in the event, including beginning and experienced riders. The Chapter hopes to increase participation and donations this year.
This year marks the 27th Annual ride for the event and will take place September 15-16, 2012.
The route will start and finish at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, creating a central rallying point for all event activities throughout the weekend. Route options range from 15-100 miles on day one and 20-65 miles on day two.
General registration for the Tour to Tanglewood is $40 with a required fundraising minimum of $200 to ride. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by September 15 to ride. All money raised during this event will be used by the Central North Carolina Chapter of the National MS Society to help support families with MS and to fund MS-related research to create a world free of MS. For more information on the ride, call (336) 299-4136 or visit the website and register online at www.bikeMSncc.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 approximately 2500 individuals here in Central North Carolina, 400,000 people in the U.S., and over 2 million worldwide. The Central North Carolina Chapter provides services and in fifteen North Carolina counties: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Last year alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted over $161 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested more than $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.