Sunday, March 30, 2008

Riding for Laurie

The past 2 years I have been part of the MS 30-60 bike ride. This year's ride is Saturday, May 10th. It's a way to remember my best friend. She's been gone since the December prior to the first ride. Laurie had MS and it never stopped her. At least not that she would let the world see (she would totally use her energy for other people and then be sick for days after). She did anything for anybody and was the most generous person I've ever met. We met in 3rd grade and were buddies for life.

Laurie had a wicked sense of humor. Here she is in one of her costumes - Mad Cow Disease.

Last year I started my blog April 2nd (Yep, my blogiversary is next week). I didn't put up anything about the ride because the blog was new and I didn't figure anyone would know me. This year I debated things and decided to put up the link to my MS donation website and if you are interested you can go to it and donate.

I will randomly pick someone from those of you who decided to donate and give some yarn goodness. If I end up with lots of donations I'll have more than one prize.

I am a large person who does very little in the way of exercise. Doing this ride is a huge thing for me. It takes a lot out of me but it helps me remember what Laurie had to go through everyday in her attempt to appear "normal" to the rest of the world. So, I ride for Laurie and I ride in hope that a cure is found and others don't have to go through the problems she did.

(updated MS web site 3/30: 3:15pm)

1 comment:

Jill said...

Best of luck to you, Jill! I zipped over and made a small donation--I hope it helps. Wonderful thing you're doing. (wow, that's a long way...better you than me!) ha ha