Issuu on Google+

Fall 2013 michigan Chapter MS Connection Newsletter 1400 Mile Ride to Get Closer to Cure for MS Tom Barnett left his home in Warren, Michigan on his bicycle July 2, 2013, beginning a 1,400 mile trip around the perimeter of the Lower Peninsula that would touch three of the Great Lakes – Lake Erie, Michigan and Huron. This ride, while a challenging adventure for 65 year old Barnett, was dreamed of and planned over a two year time frame. His focus was to raise a minimum of $2,500 for research and assistance to those living with MS while increasing awareness along his journey for multiple sclerosis. He trained for six months with a physical trainer to prepare his body and mind for this challenge. Barnett has four friends living with MS. They are Chris Bisby, Bill Goen, Lisa King and Larry Teuma. For three years, Barnett has ridden in INSIDE 3 THIS ISSUE WAYS TO GIVE: Give at the Office Tom Barnett, Day 13, 422 miles traveled, Grand Haven, Michigan the West Michigan Bike MS event in Holland, Michigan, but he wanted to make a bigger impact. And a big impact indeed – Barnett is confident by end of September, he will have surpassed his original goal and will have raised over $5,000. The Macomb Daily in Macomb County where Barnett lives interviewed Barnett (Continued on page 10) 6&7 8 RESEARCH: Focus on MS Research PROGRAMS & SERVICES: Program Announcements 12&13 Fundraising: 2014 Event Dates

MS Connection

Related publications