SPOKE NOTES SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER
Visit us online at www.MSBikeFlorida.org
United in the Fight Against MS The 2012 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness was one of resiliency and tremendous dedication. In probably our most challenging year, our riders, volunteers, fundraisers and sponsors showed their overwhelming dedication towards finding a cure for MS by raising over $1.3 million. Without your support and efforts, we would not be able to serve over 7,000 South Floridians living with MS by providing financial assistance, programs, and services; and to fund local and national research in the fight against MS. Expect big changes in 2013!! Join us as we unveil NEW start and finish lines, an improved route and our new spectacular two-day DOUBLE CENTURY challenge. Create your own journey by selecting the Fifty, Metric Century Plus, or Century mile route option through the scenic backdrop of the Florida Keys. Saturday starts at Florida International University Modesto Maidique Campus and ends at the MS Village in a beautiful Key Largo resort. (Sunday’s start line). Expect the same top notch services, rest stops every 10 miles, an army of SAG vehicles and trained medical personnel throughout our fullysupported route! We thank all the participants who made the most of our joined efforts in raising awareness and funds to create a world free of MS!
Why I Ride
Register Today! Registration is open for the 2013 MS Bike Ride. Visit us online as www. msbikeflorida. org for more information or scan the QR code.
“I ride the MS Bike Ride Breakaway to Key Largo because I STILL CAN!! I have Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) going on 24 years now. I would like to show others, by my actions, that life doesn’t have to stop on a dime because of a diagnosis of MS. It’s no longer what I can’t do that I focus on; it’s what I CAN DO that matters.” Lanny Carrero Diagnosed with MS in 1988
An unforgettable ride. An unbeatable destination. A world free of MS.
SPOKE NOTES SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER
Our Proud Partners and Sponsors On behalf of the MS Bike Team, the MS Society, and the 7,000 South Florida residents living with MS who rely on your generous donations and sponsorships, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for your support.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society South Florida Chapter 3201 W Commercial Boulevard Suite 127 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-731-4224 Chapter Website: www.nmssfls.org MS Bike Website: www.msbikeflorida.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Dresbach Chapter President MS Bike Staff Ryon Coote Development Director Richard Brown Development Coordinator Janet Yuen Development Coordinator Sylvia Fierro-Culver Development Assistant Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with MS. Talk to your healthcare professional and contact the National MS Society at www. nmss.org or 1 800 FIGHT MS to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.
5 Hour Energy AG/Stella Bicycles All American Barricades Amateur Radio Public Service Corps. American Airlines American Express American Medical Response American Red Cross AutoNation B & J’s Bicycle Bacardi USA / Hatuey Baptist Health South Florida Beauty Schools of America Beckman Coulter Bicycle Lawyer, The Bike America Bike Parts USA Bike Tech Bolthouse Farms Cargill Americas, Inc. Cemex Chiquita Circle K City Bikes Clif Bar / Presence Marketing Coca-Cola Cycle World Miami CytoSport / Muscle Milk Dade Paper Deering Estate Downtown Bicycles Duffy’s Sports Grill Engle’s Bike Shop Enterprise Rent-A-Car FedEx Florida Bike Association Florida College of Natural Health Frito-Lay G4S Secure Solutions GU Energy Labs HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital Homestead Air Reserve Homestead-Miami Speedway Icelandic Glacial Jarden Consumer Solutions John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Kappa Sigma Fraternity Keys Sanitary Services Kingswood Montessori Academy
Lauderdale Cyclery Lee’s Locksmith & Bicycle Shop Lender’s Bagels / Pinnacle Foods Memorial Healthcare Systems Miami Beach Senior High JROTC Miami-Dade College Miami-Dade County Parks & Recreation Miami VA Healthcare System Monkey Jungle National Beverage Corp. Neff Rentals Nextran Corporation Pedal America Pembroke Cycle PepsiCo. Performance Health Polar Electronics Powerade Praxis Institute / Wellness Education Network Produce Connection, The Publix RB Cycles Rowell’s Marina Salix Premium Pet Products Sam’s Club Sedano’s Supermarket Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino SER / Waste Management Sherwin Williams Shorty’s BBQ Sidewalk Salads South Dade Park Spinergy Stranahan Senior High JROTC Subway / IPC Suddath Relocations Top Dog Cycle UPS Velo’s Cyclery Veloce Speedwear Vitamin Shoppe Walgreens Whole Foods Market Zico’s Beverage
Thank You Club 151 Members! Club 151 represents the top 151 fundraisers who “go the extra mile” in their fundraising efforts. Thank you to 2012’s top fundraisers on an outstanding job! 1. Keith Rosen 2. Robert Kornahrens 3. German Agudelo 4. Bill Sanderson 5. Michael Hogsten 6. Harry Tangalakis 7. Russell Irvine 8. Michele Benz 9. Alan Kurtz 10. Claudette Halluk 11. Glenn Basile 12. Drew Schnitt 13. Cheryl Lopez 14. Felix Murillo 15. Michael Weinberg 16. Chris Walters 17. William Broome 18. Jonathan Berman 19. Edward Daniel 20. Scott McGuire 21. David Buck 22. George Wilson 23. Jo Jo Russo 24. John Wrench 25. Helen-Eleni Sonenreich 26. Ron Goral 27. Maarten Kools 28. Lucy O'Connor 29. Gregory Kimmelman 30. Charlie Bisbee 31. Oscar Sanchez 32. Wes Bagnell 33. Vance Lemmon 34. Byron Reid 35. Suzanne Kores 36. Roselio Bohigas 37. Mark Wohlschlegel 38. Daniel Dorb 39. Megan Clutter 40. Gerry Cullen 41. Beth Waldorf 42. Keith Fowee 43. Liam Stewart 44. Randall Haws 45. Marie-Lisette Flores 46. William O'Neill 47. Michael Stazzone 48. Ethan Kane 49. Robin Ostertag 50. Horace Lindsay 51. Jeff Wolach
$ 15,425 $ 15,181 $ 12,500 $ 11,525 $ 10,000 $ 9,944 $ 8,110 $ 7,650 $ 7,474 $ 6,695 $ 6,380 $ 5,200 $ 5,050 $ 5,025 $ 5,009 $ 5,000 $ 4,730 $ 4,585 $ 5,200 $ 4,050 $ 3,850 $ 5,685 $ 3,673 $ 3,630 $ 3,620 $ 3,570 $ 3,570 $ 3,565 $ 3,550 $ 3,375 $ 3,360 $ 3,250 $ 3,160 $ 3,100 $ 3,040 $ 3,018 $ 2,970 $ 2,939 $ 2,907 $ 2,877 $ 2,820 $ 2,773 $ 2,735 $ 2,730 $ 2,700 $ 2,700 $ 2,695 $ 2,673 $ 2,661 $ 2,641 $ 2,610
52. Robert Schwartz 53. Tom Benzel 54. Thomas Panos 55. Allen Giese 56. Gene Magrini 57. Susan Duque 58. Kevin Eggart 59. Antonio Jacomino 60. Melanie Marshall 61. Lorne Reiter 62. William Bogard 63. Kenneth Vega 64. Steven Peeters 65. Michael Fine 66. Jonathan Hendricks 67. Coke Coakley 68. Kathleen Lockhart 69. Carrie Nell 70. Corey Taub 71. James Ball 72. Manny Platis 73. Lanny Carrero 74. Barry Blodinger 75. Stefanie Wortzel 76. Bianca Autuori 77. Mark Reiner 78. Jonathan Gabel 79. Charles Deyo 80. Neil Lustig 81. Fredric Zuckerman 82. Christopher Edgerton 83. Andrew Thomas 84. Hiram Soto 85. Gerrit de Jonge 86. Steven Elinson 87. Christian Hadfield 88. Greene Labuzan IV 89. Miguel Morales 90. Kevin Cairns 91. Debra Espinosa 92. Rafael Lara 93. Tere Camacho 94. Henry Arendse 95. Douglas Bradbury 96. Norma Thomson 97. David Collins 98. Jean-Charles Fourcade 99. Rex Hamilton 100. Rodger Irvine 101. Frank Torres 102. Bruce Harting
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
2,604 2,700 2,550 2,545 2,530 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,475 2,421 3,417 2,415 2,400 2,370 2,315 2,280 2,270 2,229 2,260 2,207 2,206 2,200 2,436 2,251 2,193 2,155 2,150 2,135 2,125 2,115 2,105 2,101 2,100 2,060 2,050 2,050 2,475 2,000 1,995 2,300 1,938 1,910 1,860 1,850 1,840 1,835 1,826 1,825 1,800 1,795
103. Michelle Schaffner 104. Dan Hurwitz 105. Christopher Warren 106. Francisco Dezayas 107. Larry Milbert 108. Sandra Lemmon 109. James Taylor 110. Katrin Pfitzenreiter 111. Derek Kramer 112. Pamela Davis 113. Scott Cohen 114. Charlie Slover 115. John Young 116. Stephen Martin 117. Pablo Matos 118. Jose Sepulveda 119. MarkWeisser 120. Denise Miller 121. Michael Origlia 122. Melissa Kramer 123. Tracey Cozad 124. Randy Hummel 125. Marvin Levenson 126. Fred Glickman 127. Rodolfo de la Torre 128. Gary Smith 129. Bill Talon 130. Curt Finch 131. Jennifer Hohman 132. Wali Waiters 133. Armando Guardiola 134. Lisa Siegel 135. James Scozzari 136. Cyril Budde 137. Deborah Smolinski 138. Chuck Kirsch 139. Marc Lowell 140. Glenn Stolzenberg 141. Bryan Faulmann 142. Malena Vareles 143. Colin Bateman 144. Serge Mallat 145. Toby Malbec 146. Kevin Bott 147. Roseanne Berger 148. Tom Foster 149. Peter Banting 150. Howard Goldberg 151. Robert Brightwell
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1,792 1,775 1,775 1,765 1,765 1,763 1,750 1,735 1,725 1,725 1,725 1,700 1,655 1,650 1,650 1,650 1,647 1,645 1,636 1,625 1,615 1,600 1,571 1,570 1,555 1,525 1,520 1,605 1,665 1,465 1,460 1,443 1,435 1,430 1,430 1,405 1,400 1,396 1,395 1,386 1,375 1,375 1,425 1,315 1,310 1,310 1,305 1,300 1,295
Top 10 Teams
1. Bacardi $129,059.04 2. Mack Cycle & Fitness $110,969.23 3. The MS Team $56,302.88 4. Team Storm Riders $56,165.34 5. zMotion $54,299.16 6. DHL Pedal on for a Cure $50,026.01 7. G4S $30,190.00 8. Microsoft $28,820.06 9. Tar Peddlers / Solar Sprockets $24,542.38 10. Cargill Cares $18,543.00
Best Team Name Southwest Florida College Green Eggs and Ham Best Jersey Bacardi Best Rest Stop (Day 2) American Express Best Bike Shop Mack Cycle & Fitness Most Improved Team Mack Cycle & Fitness Highest Average Fundraising Team CBRE Cares
“Power Behind the Pedals” Volunteer Awards It is only through the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers and Committee Members that we are able to put on Florida’s largest cycling event year after year. We are grateful to each and every person who generously lends their time, efforts, and expertise. To honor our most dedicated volunteers, every year we select three incredible individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty. The 2012 “Power Behind the Pedals” recipients are: Mike Blatt: Mike’s commitment and passion has never wavered in his 15 years of service to the MS Bike Ride. He played a vital role this year re-organizing the start line to Homestead-Miami Speedway when the weather affected the ride. His efforts helped ensure a safe ride for everyone. Renee Scoville: Renee is never one to say no! When asked for help, she always finds a way to recruit an army of massage therapists to come out and give our cyclists some TLC after their long ride. Miami Beach Senior High JROTC: Commander Welp and his students volunteered tirelessly to reconstruct the start line at the Homestead-Miami Speedway braving the wind and rain to ensure our riders have a safe experience.
Why We Ride “About 12 years ago, we became aware of Multiple Sclerosis when a good friend of ours was diagnosed with this terrible disease. We wanted to do something to help fight MS, but we had no idea how we could help. We learned about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Florida Chapter events to raise funds and awareness of MS. As we learned more, we decided to step up our involvement; and as a result, Rafael started a cycling team at the office. Ana got involved participating in the walk events; and later, Ana joined the cycling team also. Now we both bike for a world free of MS. The Microsoft cycling team began with 5 people; today, we’ve been able to expand the team to about 50 riders, increasing the amount of the donations year after year.
Ana and Rafael Lara - Team Microsoft Cycling Since 2003
Our thinking has changed through the years as we not only ride on behalf of our good friend, but now we ride on behalf of every family that is affected by MS. We are connected now and have better insights on how our efforts support programs and research to improve lives.”
Published on Oct 15, 2012