Shaw Systems Cycling Team Raises $7500 for MS

Shaw Systems Cycling Team Raises $7500 for National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Shaw Systems Cycling Team raised $7500 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by biking from Houston to Austin in the BP MS 150 April 16-17. The 13-member team joined more than 13,000 riders on the 170-mile, 2-day trek. 

Senior Operations Manager Chris Shaw was featured running his bike to the finish line on the official BP Facebook page from Day 1 of the ride. He had to carry his bike in on his shoulders due to a flat tire just 150 yards from the finish. 

“We would like to formally thank everyone for their contributions and support in helping to make an impact in the lives of almost a half million people living in the United States with multiple sclerosis,” said Ryan Gray, team co-captain.

Organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Lone Star, the BP MS 150 is the largest event of its kind in North America. In 2010, 12,000 cyclists raised more than $16 million for multiple sclerosis, and the BP MS 150 has raised more than $131 million since the first ride in 1985. For more information about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, go to http://www.nationalmssociety.org/.

The BP MS150 is one of two MS fundraising events the Shaw Systems Cycling Team participates in each year. The team is already preparing for the Bike MS: Valero 2011 Alamo Ride to the River scheduled for the weekend of October 15 & 16.