August 6th and 7th I will be participating with
hundreds of other cyclists in my
Oregon MS150 Bike Tour, a two-day 150-mile ride supporting efforts to
fight, treat, and cure multiple sclerosis.
My interest in
supporting the multiple sclerosis cause began after my
was diagnosed with MS.
will be participating in the MS150 with about 50 other members of "Team Wanta Eliminate MS"
(named after one of our team captains' brothers, Dan Wanta, who has MS) in
addition to the approximately 600 other participants.
In the five years since inception, Team Wanta has collectively raised $172,000
for multiple sclerosis.
I have pledged
to this worthy cause. By
joining me in pledging, you will help to fund research projects and
programs for people living with MS. My goal is to raise
in total pledges. Any amount that you can pledge would be greatly
pledge is easy - simply reply via email indicating the amount you wish to
pledge and then either:
pledge online - via credit card at
www.wantaeliminatems.org (click "Pledge"
in left navigation bar).
pledge by phone - by calling the NMSS Oregon Chapter office at (503)
223-9511 or (800) FIGHTMS.
pledge by mail - by sending a check written to "NMSS Oregon Chapter /
MS150" to NMSS Oregon Chapter, 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190,
Portland, OR 97209.
Whichever method you choose, please be sure to specify Team Wanta and and
my name and complete you pledge by
pledge may be tax deductible. Also, please contact me if you are interested in
pledging appreciated stock (more bang for the buck - you avoid capital
gains taxes and the NMSS gets Uncle Sam's portion).
information about or to join Team Wanta, visit our team web site
For information about the MS150 Bike Tour or multiple sclerosis, visit the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Oregon Chapter website at
thanks for your consideration and your support if you decide to give to
this worthy cause.
P.S. To avoid
annoying you with numerous email messages, this will be the only plea I
let me know if you would like me to remove your name from this