Maureen Horgan does not have any one specific connection to MS; she has many. In the past eight to nine years, Maureen has been participating in Bike MS as a rider/fundraiser or, as a volunteer. “The people that you meet at Bike MS are from all over the country. The bikers tend to be competitive, to really enjoy physical activity, a lot of them are very interesting people. I have also met many people there who have MS, or a family member does, and it gives you an appreciation of what you have and what they live with.”
The first year Maureen signed up to ride in Bike MS (in 2005), she broke her leg a month prior. She ended up volunteering. “I just enjoyed it and was impressed by how well it was run.” For the next 6 years she participated in Bike MS as a rider/fundraiser and made it into the Top 100 Club several years. Her current residence does not allow her to train enough to do the entire route, so for the past few years she volunteered serving food, driving routes and loading gear. She hopes to get back to being a rider again someday. In the interim she plans to continue as a volunteer. “I believe in doing things for people- it makes us better people. I have a lot of fun at Bike MS and have made some great friends. I am happy to do my part to help in this movement.”
Volunteers are critical to our mission and are often the face of the organization to a variety of audiences. Help us fulfill our vision of a world free of MS, volunteer today. Contact Pamela.Owunta@nmss.org
to connect with us.
To find out more about Bike MS: Atlanta, go to bikems.org.