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Cyclists Set to Take to the Streets to Raise Awareness and Funds for Multiple Sclerosis Research

September 12, 2013

Contact:
Liz Samurovich
liz.samurovich@nmss.org
212-453-3209

On Sunday, October 6, nearly 5,000 cyclists of all abilities are set to participate in Bike MS NYC 2013.

Hosted by the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bike MS New York City 2013 will offer riders one ride, with three unique routes to choose from — a traffic-free 30 mile route circling Manhattan, or a traffic-free ride through the Holland Tunnel, and experience the 55 or 100 mile routes that wind through New Jersey before finishing back in Manhattan.

“Bike MS is a unique and family-friendly event that galvanizes people to fundraise and mount their bikes and even hand cycles to support the chapter’s hundreds of yearly comprehensive programs and services for the 10,000 people living with MS in the five boroughs of New York City and in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties,” said Robin Einbinder, Chapter President.

Money raised will also support critical research for the cause, treatment and a cure of MS.

WHAT: Bike MS New York City 2013:

WHEN: Sunday, October 6 at 7:30 a.m. Bike MS NYC – start and finish at Pier 92/94 (711 12th Ave.)
Route options are between 30, 55 or 100 miles.
Proceeds raised will benefit the NYC – Southern NY Chapter of the National MS Society and MS research.

Registration: Visit www.bikeMSnyc.org to register, volunteer, or for more information.


Bike MS New York City 2013 Sponsors: Allergan, Barclays, Biogen, Bloomberg, Crystal Geyser, Fruit.0,
Genentech, Genzyme, Lexus of Manhattan, My Fresh Shirt, OZ Moving, Pepsi, Pure Protein,
PwC, Skinny Pop, Snikiddy, Stop& Shop, ABC-7 TV, Westchester Beemers.

About the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. 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 leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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