32nd Wisconsin Multiple Sclerosis Charity Ride Returns to Lac du Flambeau

(HARTLAND, WISCONSIN) – Registration is open for the 2015 MS Snowmobile Tour, January 22-24 in Lac du Flambeau, Wis. The annual fundraising event brings together snowmobile enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest for an all-inclusive weekend of guided snowmobiling of up to 150 miles each day. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter.

Participants pay a $45 non-refundable registration fee and commit to raising a minimum of $650 by the event weekend. In return, they enjoy lodging at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, meals, entertainment, experienced trail guides and full mechanical support. Snowmobile rentals are available for anyone who does not own a sled, and first-time participants can waive their $45 registration fee by asking about the “Ticket to Ride.”

To register, visit www.MSsnowmobiletour.org or call (262) 369-4400 (Wisconsin callers can phone toll- free at (800) 242-3358). Anyone registering by November 30 will receive the Tour’s 2015 long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt.

Enter To Win the Freedom Sled
This year, the annual raffle held in conjunction with the Tour features a 2015 Polaris Indy 600 with a red, white and blue “freedom” wrap, a Triton Trailer and cash prizes. Tickets for the sled raffle are $10 each or three for $20, and tickets for the trailer raffle are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held at the MS Snowmobile Tour’s evening program on January 24, but winners don’t need to be present to win.

Proceeds from the raffle also will support multiple sclerosis-related research, programs and services. Contact the MS Snowmobile Tour volunteer committee at mssnowtourraffle@gmail.com or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter office at (262) 369-4400 (toll-free (800) 242-3358 from within Wisconsin) for details on where to purchase tickets.

About the MS Snowmobile Tour
One of Wisconsin’s best-loved and longest-running snowmobile rides, the MS Snowmobile Tour is designed for riders of all levels and raises funds for research, programs and services for those affected by MS. That includes more than 11,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin, which is believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation. In total, participants have raised $7 million over the past 31 years.

The 2015 MS Snowmobile Tour is sponsored by Triton Trailers and Rockford Silk Screen Process.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society is investing $50 million in 2014 to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement by contacting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter at wisMS.org or (262) 369-4400 (toll-free (800) 242-3358).

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

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