More than 2.3 million people worldwide are affected by Multiple Sclerosis, often referred to as MS. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet and it is a chronic, often disabling disease that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS is thought to be an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s immune system attacks myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers of the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild and can show up in various forms. The most common forms are tingling, numbness, painful sensations, slurred speech, and blurred or double vision.
Living with MS can be extremely difficult for people who have severe symptoms, resulting in not being able to walk. For many, it may just require an overall attention to health and wellness that can help reduce the risk of other medical conditions.
On Saturday, March 10, Beechmont Racquet & Fitness will be “spinning for a cure” which will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt, Clif Bars, bottled water, and will be entered to win a cycling jersey and massage by “Sarah’s Sports Massage”. There will also be an opportunity at the event to get a chair massage: $1 for 1 minute by “Sarah’s Sports Massage.”
There are five spinning sessions that start hourly from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm. You may ride as an individual for $20 per each hour, or enter as a team of 6 riders or more for $100. You do not need a club membership to participate; it is open to everyone!
Many bikes have already been reserved! Hurry to reserve your bike today by contacting MS Volunteer Michael Rathsack at 513-633-1117 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to ride at the event, please consider making a donation or finding out about other ways you can help.