On Saturday and Sunday, April 17 - 18, 2004, I will be joining over 10,000 other cyclists riding 180 miles from Houston to Austin in the annual BP MS 150 Bike Tour. The tour is a charity fundraising event supporting the National MS Society's fight against multiple sclerosis.
As many of you already know my wife Linda has MS so this cause is near and dear to me. I am calling on you and all of my friends, family and co-workers and neighbors to contribute on my behalf to the National MS Society. By making a pledge, you are supporting MS research, programs and education. You are also helping me achieve my fundraising goal of double last years donations of $1050.00 to at least $2500.00 this year!
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax-deductible.
Instead of going to the trouble of mailing a check, you can use the following link to donate online in my name. Clicking on the link below will take you to the BP MS 150 site, where donating is fast, easy and secure. At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and make the donation immediately with a credit card. I will be notified via email as soon as you make your pledge.
If you prefer to write a check please make it out to "National MS Society" and mail them to me at
6818 Peace River
Spring, TX 77379
Feel free to email me at with any questions.
About multiple sclerosis:
MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. The symptoms include blurred or double vision, numbness or tingling in the limbs and can become as severe as paralysis and total loss of vision. Diagnosis usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50, but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be life-long. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.
I appreciate your support of the National MS Society and the BP MS 150 Bike Tour. The funds raised on the BP MS 150 Bike Tour provide equipment, financial assistance, self-help groups, counseling, information and resources, as well as education for people with MS and their families. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of people with multiple sclerosis.