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Local cyclists in West Kootenay Glacier Challenge takes aim at MS

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 24th, 2015

Anyone travelling the highways around Nelson may have noticed an influx of cyclists.

These bike riders were part of the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

The cyclists were participating in the the long 154-kilometer journey to raise funds necessary to allow research to find that elusive cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.

This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.

Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs and services that enable those affected by MS.

Photo Caption: The legion of cyclists, that got its start from Lakeside Park, had a police escort out of town early Saturday morning. — The Nelson Daily photo


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