Monday, August 31, 2009

Thank you for another great tour!

Congratulations on another successful tour!

Thank you to all participants, volunteers and sponsors who attended the Niagara Falls RONA MS Bike Tour!

It was a day full of sun and rain, hot dogs and hamburgers and music as 640 participants cycled to raise $420,000!!!!

Teamwork was everywhere at this year’s Niagara Bike Tour, as more than 35 teams rode in groups of four or more. A special thanks to team captain’s for leading their teams and ensuring that team spirit was out in full force!
If you weren’t a part of TeamMS this year, why not think about forming a team in 2010? It’s the best team you’ll ever be on!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thank You!!

A huge 'Thank You' goes out to the participants, volunteers and sponsors who participated in the Brampton to Waterloo RONA MS Bike Tour!

It was a hot summer weekend as over 500 cyclists came together to be a part of ending MS.

Check out pictures from the tour on Facebook !

We thank everyone who was part of the Brampton to Waterloo RONA MS Bike Tour for making it a weekend to endMS!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Help end MS this Weekend!

With his rubber to the road Mike Augustine – a longstanding MS Society volunteer who has lived with MS for 20 years – is always ready to roll, especially when it comes to the RONA MS Bike Tours. Although multiple sclerosis keeps Mike from riding, he is very active with the Tours. This year, Mike will be participating in this weekend’s Brampton to Waterloo Tour as the Virtual Rider.

Click on the video and find out why Mike is so passionate about supporting the RONA MS Bike Tours, and also why it’s so important to support his efforts in the fight to end MS. There are two great ways you can help end MS this weekend: either sponsor Mike Augustine, or have a look to see if there’s anyone you know who is riding this weekend that you can sponsor.

When the MS Bike Tour began in 1989, people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis had no treatment options. Today there are five disease modifying drug therapies proven to alter the course of the disease and bring greater hope for a cure. This would not have been possible without generous supporters like you.
Although we’ve made great strides, there is no cure. That is why the over 55,000 Canadians living with this debilitating disease need your support. Share the Virtual Rider video with your friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers and encourage them to sponsor a rider.

Whether you’re a sponsor, participant or volunteer, we’d like to thank you very much for gearing up for the challenge. Here’s wishing everyone participating in the Brampton to Waterloo Tour good luck and good weather.

PS: Add the video and this link, to your blog, website or Facebook wall and help Mike exceed his fundraising goal in the fight to end MS!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back to work!

I wish to thank everybody for all of your kind wishes and encouragement regarding my recent struggle with my own multiple sclerosis symptoms. Your words helped me to get over this hump, and get back to the business at hand of keeping you all up to date on the happenings regarding my (and others’) fight to end MS.

First off, a quick recap of my favourite event of the year: the Grand Bend to London RONA MS Bike Tour. 2009 was the best year ever for this tour. With close to 1,600 cyclists participating and $980,000 raised, we’ve managed to “raise” the bar for what dedicated people can do when they set their minds to it. People of every age, gender and demographic succeeded in meeting their goals to raise hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars to help the MS Society of Canada in its mission to find a cause and cure for multiple sclerosis.

For those who read these numbers and think “there is no way I could ever raise that kind of money,” I can tell you without any hesitation that these champions, whom you look at with such awe, are just everyday people exactly like yourselves. The only difference between you and them... is a matter of time!

Congratulations to you all. Next Bike Tour stop for me: Brampton to Waterloo!

Irreverently Yours,

Aug, who’s feeling fine and wheeling strong!

Originally posted on the endMS blog by Michael Augustine.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Mandarin Restaurants provincial partnership with the MS Society of Canada going strong

Mandarin Restaurants, located throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, continues to be a proud supporter of the MS Society of Canada. Their valued support extends to the Society’s special events, with Mandarin being a key sponsor of the RONA MS Bike Tour 2009.

Such contributions make events like this summer’s Tour possible and play an important role in the movement to end MS.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society would like to thank Mandarin Restaurants for their continued and generous support.
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