This past weekend, Monique participated in “The Cape Cod Getaway.” This is the largest MS ride in New England.
Beginning on the morning of Saturday June 25, over 2,000 riders pedaled 75 miles from UMass Boston through the coastal towns of Massachusetts’ South Shore to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne. It was a little wet at the start, but the drizzle stopped and the overcast skies were perfect peddling weather.
Early Sunday morning, before the sun came up and in the mist over the canal, the riders crossed the Bourne bridge and rode another 78 miles through picturesque Cape Cod as they make their way to Provincetown.
Over 2,000 riders raised more than 2 million dollars to help in research projects around the globe and provide much needed education, programs, and services to everyone who is affected by MS. The number of people living with multiple sclerosis increases every hour of every day. This astonishing rate is not going to diminish, nor will it stop, until we’ve found a cure. Research has made some incredible advances recently, but the world can still only offer disease management drugs and therapies to the 400,000 people living with MS in America.
Monique’s Team, “Keep sMyelin” grew from 27 members last year to 47 riders this year and raised over $56,000. Last year was Monique’s first time participating in the MS ride. She had an amazing experience, and will continue to train and ride with “Keep sMyelin” each year to help with this good cause.
Perhaps the 100-mile Mt. Greylock Challenge is in Monique’s near future?