The dollars you raise help us move us closer to a cure. The Society spends more money on MS research than any other voluntary health agency in the world, investing some $40 million annually on research programs. This includes more than 350 MS research investigations at the best medical centers, universities and other institutions throughout the United States and abroad. This investment is paying off in significant progress toward finding treatments and in better diagnosis, rehabilitation and symptomatic therapy for people with all forms of MS.
The minimum fundraising pledge requirement is $250, but many riders raise far more. To help our participants in their fundraising efforts, several tools are available and offered freely.
Bike MS T-Shirt: Every participant will receive a Bike MS t-shirt at the ride
Bike MS Top 100* - We are honoring our Bike MS Top 100 fundraisers for their outstanding fundraising achievements. This is a competitive club and the bar is raised every year to get accepted into this club. The amazing work that these individuals do deserves to be recognized and rewarded. Top 100 Riders will receive:
•Custom designed jersey
•VIP Parking at the 2015 event
•Invitation to our Annual Recognition Reception
•Recognition on the Bike MS Website
•Certificate to celebrate Bike MS Top 100 status
*Benefits of this club are based on your 2014 fundraising success.
Mission Possible Club - $18,000 and above - The Mission Possible Club represents raising $1 for every person living with MS in Michigan and is our most prestigious fundraising club. Although the pride involved in meeting this level is reward enough, we feel that you deserve a little more.
•Receive the prestigious Mission Possible Award at our Annual Recognition Reception.
•All the benefits of the Top 100 Club
Above Average Club - Raise more than $744 and you will be ABOVE AVERAGE. The National Bike MS pledge average is $744 and we know our cyclists are not satisfied with average. So make that extra ask or send out an additional email so you can be ABOVE AVERAGE!
Mission First Club - The Mission First Club provides an opportunity for you to direct funds that would be spent on prizes back to our important mission of bettering the lives of those living with MS. By generously donating your Walk MS prize back to the Chapter, your gift will help us to continue to deliver quality programs and services to more than 18,000 people in Michigan diagnosed with MS.
Tour of Champions - Become a 2014 MS Champion by personally raising more than $10,000 for Bike MS. All champions are invited to the Tour of Champions, for three days of motivation, networking and FUN. Take the challenge and become an MS Champion this year. Prize includes registration and hotel fees.
National Bike MS Passport Program: The National Bike MS Passport Program is a nationwide program for Bike MS cyclists that are top fundraisers (raising $5,000+). Cyclists who reach this fundraising level are able pick any ride(s) across the country and participate by paying a $50 registration fee to the host chapter and covering your own travel expenses. The normal fundraising requirement at the host chapter’s event is waived for you as a member of this elite fundraising club.
More Prizes: All participants who raise $750 or more are eligible for additional great prizes and will be contacted by the Chapter at the prize deadline of September 30th.