Sunday, February 1, 2009

Snowmobiling for Multiple Sclerosis

Great Job Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multple Sclerosis Society !

LAKEWOOD - As the weather warms up some snowmobilers in the Northwoods are hitting the trails for a good cause.Colleen Kalt is the President and CEO of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She says they've hosted a snowmobile tour every winter for 26 years to raise money to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Kalt says that in order for the snowmobilers to be eligible to do this event and be part of all the festivities they have to raise money for the cause.
The snowmobilers on the tour this year are hoping to raise 250,000 dollars, which doesn't seem to tough with folks like Bob Schmidt from who's raised over 300,000 dollars on his own in the 19 years he's participated in this event. He raised about 14,000 this year alone. And it's not just the riders who are getting into the cause. Local snowmobile clubs are pitching in too.
The Red Arrow Snowmobile club in Townsend along with the Lakewood Paul Bunyan club put a big lunch together for the participants of the tour.
Kalt says Wisconsin has one of the highest incident rates of MS in the United States so the funds being raised for this tour are greatly appreciated.

Sounds like alot of fun!


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