Hello, cyclists, coworkers and friends! I’m Cheri at Safeway store 1639 in Williams, Ariz.

I am participating in 2021’s Bike MS ride in the McDowell Mountains, and I hope you’ll join my team!

Bike MS is much more than a physically challenging bike ride for cyclists of all levels — it’s an experience. Over the course of the ride, we’ll make friendships and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The ride will truly make a difference, not only to those affected by MS, but also in our own lives.

Anyone can do it. They have rides in all sizes (11 miles to 100 miles) and shapes (mountain and road). It’s a single-day experience with plenty of support by volunteers.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from blurred vision, loss of balance and poor coordination to slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more.

MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all more challenging to solve. If you have any questions or just want more information on MS, please visit https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/AZA

Believe it or not, pedaling a bike could be the answer to a world free of MS. Mile by mile, dollar by dollar, Bike MS provides much-needed funding. Research breakthroughs are driving new therapies at an amazing rate. People have more of what they need to live their best lives with MS, and a world free of MS is closer to being a reality.

In this time of COVID, we are in even greater need of help. So, please join my team and help us reach our fundraising goal. It’s our chance do something that matters and have a great time doing it.

Let’s ride!

Here’s the link to sign up to ride or volunteer or donate: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=515

Registration is $10 right now and there is a $250 minimum donation (fundraising available).

A million+ thanks!

Cheri Porter
(928) 380-0416