Registration is Open for the 2016 MS Snowmobile Tour
October 22, 2015
Wisconsin’s fundraising ride for multiple sclerosis moves to Carter for its 33rd year
(HARTLAND, WISCONSIN) – Registration is open for the 2016 MS Snowmobile Tour, which will be held January 28-30 in Carter, Wis. The annual fundraising event brings together snowmobile enthusiasts for an all-inclusive weekend and up to 250 miles of guided riding. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter.
Participants pay a $45 non-refundable registration fee and commit to raising a minimum of $650 by the event weekend. In return, they enjoy three nights of lodging at Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel, meals, entertainment, two days of riding with experienced trail guides and full mechanical support. First-time participants can waive their $45 registration fee by asking about the “Ticket to Ride” or using discount code MSSTrookie2016.
To register, visit MSsnowmobiletour.org or call 262-369-4400 (Wisconsin callers can phone toll-free at 800-242-3358). Anyone registering by November 30 will receive a long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt.
RAFFLE TO WIN A PACKERS-THEMED SNOWMOBILE
The MS Snowmobile Tour’s volunteer committee is holding a raffle to raise additional funds for MS-related research, programs and services. Prizes include a Packers-themed Ski-Doo 600 Sport snowmobile, cash prizes and free registration for the 2017 Tour. Tickets are $10 each or three for $20. Contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT THE MS SNOWMOBILE TOUR
One of Wisconsin’s best-loved and longest-running snowmobile rides, the MS Snowmobile Tour is designed for riders of all levels and raises funds for research, programs and services for those affected by multiple sclerosis. That includes more than 11,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin, which is believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation. In total, participants have raised more than $7 million over the past 32 years.
Click here to see the number of people in each Wisconsin county who have disclosed to the National MS Society that they have been diagnosed, and click here for an indication of the economic impact.
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.