Last weekend, three members of the Daily Steals team took part in Bike MS New York City, a fundraising bicycle ride to benefit multiple sclerosis research. This year, Bike MS's route took riders from their starting point in New Jersey on a loop of Manhattan, beginning with passage through the Holland Tunnel, along Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive, up Harlem River Drive and along the West Side Highway.
At Daily Steals we believe in contributing to a better world, and we are honored to have had employees Dodge, Greg, and James all riding for Team Daily Steals last weekend. They rode a total of 55 miles around the city. Daily Steals is happy to be among the sponsors who pledged to contribute to Bike MS for each mile ridden.
Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disorder that affects a patient's nervous system. In MS, the body's immune system attacks the myelin sheath, the layer that coats the body's nerve cells and neurons in the brain, optic nerve, or spinal cord. Its symptoms can include muscle spasms, numbness, tremors, weakness, and problems with balance and coordination.
Though the cause of MS is unknown, it affects almost half a million people in the US and more than two million worldwide; onset occurs primarily in young adults – many of whom may show no other signs of illness – between the ages of 18 and 30. MS is a tragic disease that robs many individuals of bright futures. Though a cure has not yet been discovered, Bike MS raises money for research relating to treatments and a possible future cure for MS.