The 2012 MS City to Shore Team UPHS/Penn recruitment fundraiser kicked off at PAH on June 6, with the Bidding MS Goodbye Challenge in the Elm Garden Cafeteria. Over 25 riders registered at this year’s first discounted sign-up and fundraising event and close to $1,000 was raised to support Team UPHS/Penn, helping us get a little closer to creating a world free of multiple sclerosis. Thank you to all who registered and donated to support the team and the MS Society.
For this year’s Challenge, veterans Bill Hunt, Laboratory, and Arley Johnson, Rehabilitation Services, took on newcomer Ben Palubinsky of the Pavilion. The competition was fierce with all three cyclists coming within 0.5 miles of each other at the finish. After 90 minutes of “riding” in the Elm Garden Café, it was seasoned rider, Bill Hunt who took the prize with a total mileage of 37.78 miles. Arley followed – ever so closely – at 37.47 miles with Ben coming in third at a close 37.38, for a total of 112.63 combined miles. Congratulations to Hall Mercer’s Steve Neiderriter who won a great Penn Medicine swag bag for most closely guessing the trio’s total mileage.
Registrants and supporters alike contributed to Team UPHS/Penn and the MS Society by donating money toward “City to Shore” themed raffle baskets.
Still need to register?
The final discounted registration event will be held in the Elm Garden Café on Wednesday, June 27 from 11:30-1:30. For more information contact Team Captain, Dan Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzanne Brown at email@example.com. Team UPHS/Penn needs you as we continue to be the largest corporate team leading the campaign against MS.
Anyone who did not get an opportunity to stop by the Elm Garden Café on June 6 will have another opportunity to “Bid MS Goodbye” and potentially win a great prize. Throughout the month of June, a raffle is being held for a selection of gift baskets on display in Telly’s Gift Shop in the hospital lobby. Raffle tickets are one for $5, three for $10, and seven for $20, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the MS Society. So be sure to stop by to get your raffle tickets today. All 14 winners will be drawn on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
According to the National MS Society, approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, and every week about 200 more people are diagnosed. MS affects about 2.5 million people world-wide.
These astonishing rates are not going to diminish or end until a cure has been found. Together UPHS and Penn have formed the largest corporate team in the Delaware Valley for Bike MS because we know that riding 25, 50, 75, 100, or even 150 miles is nowhere near as difficult as confronting a lifetime of multiple sclerosis.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers reasons to hope. In addition to supporting novel research projects around the globe, the MS Society also provides much needed educational outreach, programs, and services to all affected by MS - including the diagnosed and their loved ones and the health care professionals who treat them.
Join our team as a cyclist, make a donation, or become a volunteer. There are so many ways to make a difference in the fight against MS.
Thank you to all for the continued support.