ITAcceleration participated in the 2013 Multiple Sclerosis City to Shore bicycle ride last Saturday. David Yarnall rode the 80 miles from Cherry Hill to Ocean City, New Jersey raising more than $4100 in fundraising support for research and treatment. The event is capped to 7000 riders who can start at various locations depending on the distance the rider chooses to ride.
This was David’s 6th year in an MS event. The City to Shore Ride is by far the best organized and staffed. David sends his thanks to friends, family and clients who have supported this cause with ITAcceleration over the years.
What we’ve learned about fundraising since 2007 is that MS is a silent disease. There are many folks in the community who are affected but wish to remain anonymous. We’ve also seen firsthand what this disease can do. Folks who are affected go through cycles and may drop out of the public eye when symptoms are bad and you don’t realize they are in pain.
This year’s City to Shore Ride fell short of the $5.6 million goal, but there’s still time to donate. You can make a pledge to ITAcceleration‘s effort here.
More information on MS
Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.