You can't label Jerry as a cycling enthusiast, and he had never participated in a cycling event before last year's MS Bike, but that didn't stop him from taking home the title of "Rookie of the year" at the 2014 MS Bike - Toronto! Jerry's son Brian had a big part in recruiting Jerry to the tour, "I became involved in the MS Bike with an invitation from my son. The firm where he works has a team registered for the MS Bike and I was thrilled to be included among his colleagues and friends." Jerry continues, "It was a great opportunity to raise some funds for MS and spend a day with my son." Although he cycles recreationally from time to time to stay healthy, he shares with us his main motivation to participate, "I have numerous friends whose wives are touched by multiple sclerosis. Because of this, I chose to ride."
Of all the first time cyclists who participated in the 2014 MS Bike - Toronto, Jerry managed to raise the most with an amazing $2,295 - grabbing the title "Rookie of the year." Jerry felt humbled when he was presented with the news, "This honour came as a total surprise." Jerry continues, "Rookies are very important because it shows us that new participants are always welcome, are great at collecting pledges, bring some new fundraising competition to the group and ultimately bring us closer to ending MS!" Jerry reflects on his experience and looks forward to the upcoming MS Bike season, "The event was very rewarding for me. I was able to contribute to the MS Society, raise donations for my fellow Canadians who are affected by MS and I had a wonderful day doing it with my son by my side."