"Ride 4 MEE"
A Ride to Motivate, Educate and Empower those with Multiple Sclerosis
On Friday 8/1/14, Eric Olson and Kyle Schneider began a 3-day cycling journey from Massachusetts to Washington, DC. They biked 400+ miles, averaging 130 miles per day and venturing through 7 states before finishing at 4:30pm on Sunday Aug. 3rd in the District of Columbia, where they were greeted by friends and family. Kyle said the ride, which was organized to increase public awareness and raise money for the 2.3 million people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, was "truly inspirational." We agree!!!
All funds raised will go to support the MS Foundation, whose mission it is to Motivate, Educate and Empower those with MS. In 1989, Eric's wife Tracy was diagnosed with MS and is now a Group Leader for MS in Taunton, MA. Tracy has also served since 2011 on the Greater New England chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Societies Government Relations Committee.
Eric and Kyle will be joined by Dave Hallam, a fellow cyclist and the owner of Maggie Rosa's Bike Shop in Raynham, MA (www.maggierosa.com
). Dave, who is also afflicted with MS and will provide ride support, as well as ride part of the course when he is not behind the wheel.
Donations to date: $5,700
Ride 4 MEE Circle of Honor (complete list):
8/3/2014 The Spurriers
8/2/2014 Rob & Julie Schoenfelder - CUTTERS!!!!!!!!!!
8/1/2014 Helen Hamilton
7/31/2014 Brenda Gosselin - Ride Safe and Well!
7/31/2014 The Masons - Hope you guys are riding clean! Good luck!
7/31/2014 Sandra Macrina - Good luck! Nan and Bupp
7/31/2014 Kathryn Schneider - Good luck!
7/30/2014 Nick Gelsomini
7/28/2014 Rudy Pickard - Good Luck Eric
7/25/2014 Jason Fitterling - Good Luck Eric!
7/22/2014 Patti and James Parent - Good luck Kyle & Eric!
7/21/2014 Ray Kubiak
7/21/2014 Stephanie Cutter
7/18/2014 Michael Meloni - Go Eric! And Tracy xoxo
7/15/2014 Muriel & Richard Schneider
7/14/2014 Marina Hurchalla - Good luck! You are bringing attention for a great cause.
7/11/2014 Gil Santos
7/11/2014 Liz Bristow - Good luck and sending love!
7/10/2014 Lauren Romano
7/4/2014 Shaun McMahon
7/3/2014 Elaine Olson - Good luck my favorite son
7/2/2014 Jeff Ross
7/2/2014 Lisa Diprofio - Good Luck Eric on the Ride to DC. What a great cause! Keep your spirits up Tracy!
6/30/2014 Elizabeth Levine - Best of Luck Eric!
6/30/2014 Jeffrey T Cutter - Good luck Eric & Kyle!!!
6/28/2014 Chris & Jane Niedenthal - Go get it tiger!! Gloria at the finish line awaits!!
6/20/2014 Debuca's Wine & Liquors, Inc.
6/5/2014 Owens & Minor Distribution, Inc.
5/8/2014 Lizanne Hendrickson
5/1/2014 Heather Coelho
4/30/2014 Tracy Olson - Good luck boys. I will be in DC waiting for you...Love you both!
4/11/2014 Karen McCann - Don't forget to visit President Obama when you get there!
3/7/2014 Clive Olson
3/4/2014 Eric Kettering - Do a wheelie when you cross the Mason-Dixon Line
3/3/2014 Michelle White
3/1/2014 Terrence McCann
Please follow the team on Twitter @ride4mee, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information, sponsorship opportunities, as well as donations. #ride4mee