“There is still no cure, but at least now, thanks to these fundraising events, there are advancements in patient care, and there is hope.”
– Multiple sclerosis (MS) patient Judy
It may be winter now, but plans for next year’s disease-related fundraising events are underway. The question is: will you be taking part?
For inspiration, see Judy and Jim below in their bright blue PatientsLikeMeMe t-shirts before the start of Walk MS in Cranford, NJ, on April 15, 2012. “When I was first diagnosed over 20 years ago, there were no therapies for MS patients and knowledge was limited,” says Judy. “We’re grateful to PatientsLikeMe for their continued support for events that raise awareness and funds for MS research.” She adds that the Cranford Walk MS event had “a large and enthusiastic turnout.”
Congrats to Judy and all of our PatientsLikeMeInMotion-sponsored teams for your efforts. For more PatientsLikeMeInMotion team photos, check out our growing Flickr collection. Thinking about organizing a team for next spring? Learn how the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program can help with t-shirts and a monetary donation.
Earlier this month, we shared a video interview with PatientsLikeMe member Wayne Sticha, who founded the Ride for Dads in 2010 to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Since September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to close out the month by sharing one of Wayne’s photos from 2012 Ride for Dads, which involved approximately 70 motorcycles, made five stops throughout Minnesota and generated $1,100 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation this summer. PatientsLikeMe was proud to support this community event with a monetary donation and bright blue PatientsLikeMe t-shirts as part of our PatientsLikeMeInMotion program.
Congrats to Wayne and all of our PatientsLikeMeInMotion-sponsored teams for your efforts to raise funds and awareness for your condition. For more PatientsLikeMeInMotion team photos, check out our growing Flickr collection.
Thinking about organizing a team – or even founding an event like Wayne did? Learn more about the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program today.
- Filed Under: Conditions, Patient Experiences
- Tags: Awareness, benefit motorcycle ride, bike ride, biker ride, Cancer, donation, fundraising, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, PatientsLikeMeInMotion, prostate cancer, Ride for Dads, t-shirts, team sponsorship, Wayne Sticha