Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance you must keep moving forward. Inspired by the word of Albert Einstein, help us move MS research forward and in the process, inspire and encourage others to keep moving, keep going and keep pedaling - in more ways than one!
I began doing endurance events in 2001 when I signed up for a group called Courage for Cancer. I saw an ad in a running magazine for a training and fundraising group to train for the Rock'n Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. My dad had always been a runner and my sisters as well, so it seemed like the right time for me to start and fund raise towards cancer research. I completed a 12-week training program and hit my fundraising goal in order to attend and complete the race. It was such an inspiration to train for something, and it was personal for me as several members of my family had fought cancer in their lives.
Since that race, I have continued running various distance events and eventually branched into triathlon. I am excited to return to racing for a cause with Team Endurance for MS. I will be competing in the Legends 70.3 triathlon.
I have been inspired by Jo and Scott Rampy since I first met them a few years ago. I have enjoyed supporting their team through volunteering with the training group series for the TRIFEST for MS and decided this year to get more involved and be on the endurance team.
I dedicate my race to being an encourager and helping fund research for MS.
How You Can Help
Donate. Any size donation will implement direct efforts to support MS research.
Share my story. Tell your friends and family about what I, and Team Endurance for MS, are doing. Post this fundraiser to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Help me fundraise. Yes! You can join my fundraising team. Just click "fundraise for this cause" over there to your right. Together, you can help me reach my goal.
Support the 2016 Team Endurance for MS
People with MS endure and encourage us onward, despite circumstances. It is our aim that we capture that spirit and share the encouragement forward through participating in endurance events. No matter what brings us to the starting line, we cheer each other to the finish line - in sport, in health and in life.
Team Endurance for MS is an endurance sports team organized by the Rampy MS Research Foundation. Anyone can join the team. You name the race, and we support it! Currently, we offer participation in four ways:
When you join the team, you commit to a fundraising minimum. Upon joining, we connect you with fellow team members and help equip you with fundraising tips and tools. Oh ya, we also hook you up with some cool swag!
Ironman triathlete, Ryan Dagley, is the 2016 Team Captain. I'm also fundracin' with 50+ other athletes dedicated to this effort! Together, we aim to raise over $30,000 for MS research. How can you use what you do to encourage the world of MS and beyond? Learn how you can get involved
Know the Numbers
- MS is most commonly diagnosed in young adults.
- 80% of MS patients develop MS between the ages of 16 and 45.
- Women are more frequently diagnosed with MS by at least 2 to 1.
- MS is the leading cause of disability in young women and the second leading cause of disability in young men.
- About 350,000 people live with MS in the United States. 200 new patients are diagnosed, every week. If each person diagnosed has just one family member, friend or caregiver, that's 700,000 people impacted.
MS is a progressive and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. The severity of the disease and its symptoms vary from person to person. The cause is unknown. There is no known cure--yet. About the Rampy MS Research Foundation
We bring encouragement to the world of MS and beyond through the power of endurance sports, community and research. You can help. Join us and help change lives to save lives.
Swim. Bike. Run. Encourage!