Eric Fraint and his daughter,
Ellen, model the team jerseys
that will highlight YPTC’s
participation in the 2011 race.
The National MS Society uses donations raised through Bike MS to fund
medical research and provide services such as home and vehicle
modifications, medical supplies, home care, support groups, and
specialized MS clinics. More than 13,000 residents in the Philadelphia area are
living with MS.
The 2010 race raised nearly $5 million to fight MS: over
its history, the races have raised nearly $50 million for the National
MS Society against this terrible disease.
“We have been extremely impressed with how well organized these annual events have been,” said Fraint. “There are volunteers at every turn along the route, and bike mechanics ready to assist. They maintain rest stops every 15-20 miles with fresh fruits, snacks and refreshing beverages. Several YPTC staff members
know people who suffer from MS, and Your Part-Time Controller is
pleased to be able to enjoy what we hope will be a beautiful day of gorgeous weather while we get a
lot of healthy exercise and -- most importantly -- raise much-needed funds for a very worthy cause.”