Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's Ride-for-MS Time! Your Pledges Are Needed!



NCC 2008 Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood Ride: Sept 6-7. 2008!

For years you have helped support my hubby Dave as he rides to help raise funds for the MS Society. This year he has joined Team Corning in the Tour to Tanglewood ride.

Each mile he will ride, each dollar we will raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure Multiple Sclerosis and to improve the lives of all people affected by MS.


No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of millions who suffer from MS, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!

For nearly 12 years I have provided quilt patterns for your use on the Quiltville.com website free of charge to you. If you find this site to be beneficial to you as a Quiltmaker, I ask that you please consider making a pledge to help fight Multiple Sclerosis as a way to say "Thanks!" for all you find here.

If you can spare even $10 to $20, please think of someone you know who is living with MS daily and all that they go through, and all that your donation can do to help. If you know someone with MS, PLEASE donate and forward this on to those who have family members with MS. Your continued support is necessary to help find a cure for this disease.



WHY WE RIDE:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild such as numbness in the limbs or severe--paralysis or loss of vision. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 but the unpredictable effects can be life-long. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. A person with MS does not know when it will strike, what symptoms they will have, when it will get worse or better, or if they will become permanently disabled. But there is one thing people with MS can count on . . . the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The National MS Society is the largest private sponsor of MS research in the world and proudly provides local programs designed to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by MS. By choosing sponsor the MS Bike Tour, you are joining thousands of people across the country united in the mission: to end the devastating effects of MS.

Click here to Sponsor Dave!

Thank you so much for all your support over the years! It's great to have you on Team Quiltville! :c)

8 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I will sponsor Dave ~ especially for quilters like Karen, Mistress of LeeHaven.

SubeeSews said...

Donation is on it's way. I live in an addition called Tanglewood. I have a freind who has MS and I believe in what your hubby is doing. Thanks for all the free patterns
XOXOXO Subee

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm all in! *karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Mary said...

Thanks for all your inspiration Bonnie, I made a donation too.

Janet said...

My daughter rides in the MS 150 mlie bike ride every year her in Colorado, I've got MS. I'm so proud of her!!!

Nane said...

Go Postal and I are not riding in this year's Tour...but we have several years its a great event. I will donate!

YankeeQuilter said...

We made a donation. Thanks for riding!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Warning to UK donators! Notify your credit card company before trying to make a donation - I did'nt and they stopped my card! When I tried to use my card in the supermarket it was refused! It has taken a couple of indignant phone calls to get it sorted out. I have now been able to make a donation. Apparently it's to stop fraud.
Thanks for doing this for MS sufferers and a big thank you Bonnie for your wonderful site!