MHvsMS kicks forward with 2014 kickoff event

Riders with a cause

Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) and Methodist Healthcare System (MHS), once again, have teamed up to form team MHvsMS to participate in the Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River on October 11 & 12. This marks the seventh consecutive year MHvsMS has participated in the signature fundraising event benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

Since their formation, MHvsMS has made great strides: in 2008, the team was made up of 20 riders and brought in $402. Last year, the team doubled in size with 57 riders raising more than $58,000. On Thursday, June 19, the team came together for their official kickoff party. Representatives from the San Antonio chapter of the National MS Society were on hand to answer questions and team captain, Barry Blackman, motivated guests with tips and tricks to guarantee a successful ride.

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The sale of vintage team t-shirts and uniforms also helped to kick start the team’s fundraising by bringing in $120 toward the team fundraising goal of $50,000.

MS has no cure. There are more than 2.3 million people worldwide affected by MS. It is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The symptoms can be unpredictable and often debilitating. Together we can offer support, fund research and help find a cure. Will you help us reach this milestone? Your gift will make a lasting difference to the people who must battle MS everyday of their lives. Donate to MHvsMS or join the team and show your support for the fight against MS.