MS Ride Donations Request- Norman Bennett

I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, those of you who have been kind, thoughtful and generous enough to donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through this fundraiser. For those of you that need a reminder (and I am usually one of those people!), this email is meant to do just that. I know that the emails are going out to anyone and any “entity” that my email program has ever received an email from, or who has been part of a forwarded letter, etc. I apologize to those of you for whom this email is an annoyance. However, for those of you who have an interest in donating, or considering a donation, below is the original request. Thank you all for your well wishes, contributions and patience as we go through this process. Appreciatively yours, Norm Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with MS. That’s why I registered for the 2009 bikeMS© Ride on September 12, and why I’m asking you to support my fund raising efforts with a tax-deductible donation. Why I Ride My wonderful wife Laura has MS. I am selfish. I want her to get better and be her old-self (well, don’t tell her I said “old”!). However, if that won’t happen for us, then we want to see that future generations don’t have to worry about this debilitating disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with the diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability. There have been advances, and certain forms of MS can be slowed in their effects, but not in Laura’s type. Laura’s aunt also has this form of MS. This ride and effort is for them and for all others that have MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS but they can’t do it without our help. It’s faster and easier than ever to support this cause that’s so important to me. Simply click on the link at the bottom of this message. If you prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below. Any amount, great or small, helps to make a difference in the lives of people with MS. I appreciate your support and look forward to letting you know how I do. You have been included in this emailing because you are either a friend or family member or you have been in a mutual group emailing and as Outlook works, have automatically been included in my address book. I appreciate your understanding. Questions about the Ride? Email Michael Ferrara at P.S. If you would like more information about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, how proceeds from the bikeMS© Ride are used, or the other ways you can get involved in the fight against MS, please visit   Click here to visit my personal page. If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address: Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867). Our postal address is: National Multiple Sclerosis Society 733 Third Avenue New York, New York 10017