Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Help My Friend Steve Fight Multiple Sclerosis!!!!

My best good friend Steve is riding in his third Kansas City MS150 at the end of September. I was very proud last year when a total stranger to him donated because I had posted a link. Let's do it again!!! I will be reposting this mercilessly so get 'er done!!! Here is the email he sent out:

Hello Family & Friends,
Well, it is that time of year again...the Kansas City MS 150 is on September 26-27.
As most of you know, this will be my third year riding in the MS 150. The last two years of biking have been great for me and a great opportunity for you to help me pass on a few blessings to those less fortunate. I need your help again!!
I was reminded why I do this during a ride earlier this year. I was about 50 miles into a 65 mile organized ride in June. It was extremely hot, the hills were steep, and the cramps in my legs were so bad I had to walk - which I could barely do - up a hill at one point. As I walked the cramps off I thought of those with MS and how they don't have the opportunity to just "walk it off" like I did. So, I quit my whining, got on my bike, finished the ride, and vowed to do all I could again this year to help those struggling with this debilitating disease.

I've been on several training rides since that late June ride, however, I still need you to help me finish preparing for the 150. First of all, I need your thoughts and prayers...they do work because I've survived two previous 150+ mile bike rides:)). Secondly, I need your donations. It's the dollars I raise, not the cramps I endure, that really make a difference.
Please consider helping me again this year. The simplest way is by clicking on the link below where you will be taken directly to my MS 150 web page where you can make a donation.

Thank you in advance for your donations, thoughts, and prayers as I prepare for my third MS 150 ride. I will let everyone know how it goes.

Mahalo nui loa,