In September, there will be a Tamdem cycling team riding in the MS 150 sportin’ Boundary Bay Brewery bike jerseys and riding, enthusiastically, for a cure! Kevin Murphy contacted us here at the brewery and wondered if we would be interested in helping to support their team as they take part in this benefit ride for Multiple Sclerosis. And, of course, because they love Boundary Bay Brewery! Here is what Kevin has to say:
“We noticed your great bike jerseys and thought it would be a great idea to see if we could get them for our team that will be riding in the MS 150 ride in September (Benefit ride for Multiple Sclerosis). My wife has had MS for the last 6 years and riding our tandem together has helped her to make phenomenal strides in overcoming the disease. When we saw the cool jerseys we knew that we had to have them for our team…The whole team is stoked! We had a great ride together this weekend and talked about the jerseys along the way. I am so pleased that you are helping to supply us with awesome jerseys. This is really great. We are now 8 riders and 2 support crew. We are currently the 5th highest earning team! We’re only $6000 behind Microsoft! Pretty good for a group of folks from the country. Ha! Lynette begins her 5th year after diagnosis with MS with great enthusiasm. We have walked in two MS 5K walks,completed 50 miles in the MS ride in 2007 and completed 110 mile in 2008. Lynette’s strength and stamina continue to build. She is determined to continue to fight MS. Please Join TEAM “Triumphant TandeMS!” and help us to find a cure. Since her diagnosis on April 1, 2004, I have rededicated my life to Lynette and helping her to overcome this devastating disease. Having multiple sclerosis has meant that she cannot count on good vision, her memory or that she may not always be able to walk, let alone ride a bike. That is why we ride together. We ride not only for Lynette, but her mother, Martha, who has been challenging MS for over 15 years. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone, and their families. Our goal is to ride over 100 miles to do our part to help find a cure for the disease that has dramatically changed our lives. My personal goal is to be with my wife every turn of the pedal as we fight this disease together. She is strong, committed and positive in her efforts to conquer this disease, SHE IS MY INSPIRATION!!”
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Bike Tour to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike, because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the MS Bike Tour, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, “You have MS.” If you would like more information on the race or on how to donate to the Murphy family specifically or to the National MS Society in general, please click here!