As many of you know, I have participated in NorCal AIDS Cycle every year since 2011. I had made the decision early on this year, that this would be my last ride with the organization. In the eight years I participated, I managed to raise over fifty-thousand dollars for this fine cause. I thought… okay my bike fund-raising days are over. Whew! No sooner was the 2018 ride in the bag, when my daughter Abagail was diagnosed with M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis).
This diagnosis was completely out of left field, and left us scratching our heads. The good news is, that at twenty-five years old, Abbey was diagnosed pretty early on. She has now commenced a course of treatment, which will likely be her routine for the rest of her life. There is no “cure” for MS… just regular treatments to lessen the effects the disease has on her daily life.
At the time of her diagnosis, I was already familiar with a MS Fundraiser bike ride called “Waves to Wine.” This two day ride based in Sonoma County, benefits the MS Society, working to find a cure for this disease. Abbey’s sister Holly and I have committed to riding this year’s edition of “Waves to Wine,” and we are asking your help.
You have all been so generous in the past in supporting NCAC, I know I can count on you to support our efforts with “Waves to Wine.” Just click the link below to make a contribution, and maybe someday the causes and cure will come to light. So thank you in advance for your support!