Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another friend is doing the ride to raise funds to fight MS

Please support one or both.

Eric Standlee

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Warmest greetings everyone,
On April 12 – 13, 2008 I will join thousands of other cyclists riding 180 miles in the annual BP MS 150 Bike Tour.  Although this two-day Tour from Houston to Austin is not a race, it does raise money for the race to find the cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  Last year, 13,000 cyclists raised $12.3 million to help 17,000 Texans living with MS, a degenerative disease of the central nervous system.  Researchers are making progress, but the cause and cure are still over the horizon. This year the goal is $14 million and I am proud to be a part of the effort to reach it.
I am reaching out to all of my friends, family, and colleagues to contribute on my behalf to the National MS Society.  By making a pledge you are supporting MS research, programs and education. 
You can use the convenient web link below to donate online in my name.  At this website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and make the donation immediately.  I will be notified via email as soon as you make your donation.  If you prefer to write a check (Payable To: "MS Society") please respond to this email with the amount you wish to pledge and I will collect from you at your convenience.  
Personal Donation Link:
If you would like to know more about the tour and about MS, the website link above also provides access to a wealth of information. 
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.
Thank you!

Marc Bolding
Ph. 713-344-0586

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