Team Carolina Colours Cycles for Multiple Sclerosis
“More than 2,400 cyclists loaded up their bicycles and wheeled home late Sunday afternoon after a record three-day fund-raising event to fight multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis affects the the central nervous system, causing reactions that vary in how they manifest themselves and in their severity. Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and often stops people from moving. People are generally diagnosed with the unpredictable and often disabling disease between ages 20 and 50 and more than 400,000 people in the US and 2.5 million worldwide are affected. There have been dramatic research breakthroughs for treatment in recent years, including some at North Carolina Universities.
“Bike MS 2009 was a great success,” said MS Society spokesman Christy Knutson. The group expects to reach their $1.7 million goal.”
– Reprinted from the Sun Journal, Sue Book, Staff Writer
Vin Paolino and friend Eric Brown travelled from their current home in Andover, MA to participate in Bike MS. Alongside Chuck Chilton, of New Bern, 75 miles were biked by the trio. The Paolinos are building a new home in the Carolina Commons neighborhood in Carolina Colours. We look forward to welcoming the Paolinos as full time residents next spring. Their passionate commitment to charitable organizations and Carolina Colours is very much appreciated by all who have come to know and respect them.