BENEFITING: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2015
Team Oceaneering will again participate in the BP MS 150, a two-day charity bike ride from Houston to Austin. The BP MS 150 is the largest event of its kind in North America, designed to raise money and awareness to end Multiple Sclerosis and to help those that deal with this crippling disease on a daily basis. Our 2014 ride was a great success - Team Oceaneering had 84 riders participate and we raised over $153,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society—both figures more than double our record 2013 totals!
This year's ride will take place Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015. We are very excited, and hope to grow the team to at least 120 riders and to raise over $176,000 this year. We hope that you will join Team Oceaneering and over 14,000 other cyclists and 3,000 volunteers in this wonderful event!
If you are in the Houston area and would like to enter as a Team Oceaneering rider, please go to: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/oceaneering
If you are unable to ride and would like to volunteer for the event (people from Houston and Austin areas only please!) go to: https://docs.google.com/a/oceaneering.com/forms/d/1UgFVPkbPjljn-yYp4ZxFeK08Ni3a11fLkEwjpzeehao/viewform
If you would like to donate on my behalf, please go to: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/cwalls
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which your immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Myelin damage disrupts communication between your brain and the rest of your body. Ultimately, the nerves themselves may deteriorate, a process that's currently irreversible.
Signs and symptoms vary widely, depending on the amount of damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others experience long periods of remission during which they develop no new symptoms.
There's no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.
Please give what you can safely afford to help fight MS.