An area organization is looking to make a big difference for those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, better known as MS. All they had to decide is how far they were willing to bike to start those changes.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted Bike MS: Sioux Falls Saturday morning. Cyclists signed on with a $100 pledge and had to bike either 20, 60 or 100 miles across Sioux Falls.
The event quickly became a downtown summertime activity attracting people of all ages. MS is central nervous system disorder that can lead to paralysis, blindness and more. Lisa Martinez with the MS Society says it is events like this one, and other across the country, which could mean one day, no one will have to live with this disease.
“We’re here to find a cure and raise money for research and to help people living in our communities who live with MS every single day and face those battles,” said Lissa Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator, “we’re here to raise money for them to help in any way that we can.”
According to the MS Society, more than 2.3 million people are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. There is no known cure for the disease, but medical research has led to medicine that has reduced the number of relapses in patients.