For work, I manage the marketing and community involvement for a global professional services consulting firm. What this means, in a nutshell, is that I help find ways to make our business grow and for our employees (and our company) to do good in the community. This weekend we are doing some crazy good stuff.
The BP MS 150 is a 180-mile bike ride from Houston to Austin, and for the first time in my company’s nearly 30 year history, we are fielding a team of riders and volunteers to support this worthwhile cause.
I first learned of multiple sclerosis when I was in high school and my honor society members and I volunteered to work at water stops along the route for the Louisiana-Mississippi ride. Fast forward 20 years, and I’m back, helping out the organization committed to battling this horrific disease. Our first-year team of 21 riders (mostly rookie cyclists) will join about 13,000 other cyclists to bike the rolling hills and highways between Houston and the state capital. I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing it will feel to push yourself all the way across the finish line in front of the capital building. (Hopefully I can get some good pictures!)
Do you know anyone with MS? Right off hand, I know of 2 amazingly strong people – my college roommate’s dad and my cousin’s best friend. Both people are very different, and both people are putting up a heck of a fight to continue living a full, healthy life.
To learn more about multiple sclerosis, I invite you to visit BPMS150. And, if you are so inclined to make a donation to support our bike team’s fundraising efforts (which go directly to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society), you may do so here. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this post and for learning more about MS and what can be done to fight this horrible disease.
Thanks, too, for the prayers for good weather this weekend!