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Bike MS Hosting Spin-a-thons Ahead of Ride

Before the Cactus & Crude Ride, Bike MS will host Spin-a-thons to raise money.
MIDLAND -- Bike MS: Cactus & Crude 2014, presented by Apache kicks off on Saturday, July 19 from Midland and travels through the byways and highways of the Permian Basin area cruising into Big Spring for an overnight celebration at the South West Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. On Day 2 of the ride, cyclists will enjoy the dramatic scenery of West Texas as they head to Post to cross the finish line. To find out more about Bike MS: Cactus & Crude 2014, presented by Apache and how the National MS Society is making an impact on the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis, visit bikeMStexas.org

About Multiple Sclerosis:
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support more than 350 new and ongoing research projects around the world while providing programs and services to more than one million individuals affected by multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society serves more than 68,000 Texans affected by multiple sclerosis, including more than 22,000 diagnosed with the disease. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.

Before the Cactus & Crude Ride, Bike MS will host Spin-a-thons to raise money:

July 10th 9AM - 3PM

Bike MS Spin-a-thon

Odessa Sam’s Club



July 12th 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Bike MS Spin-a-thon

Midland Downtown Farmer’s Market

501 Texas



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