Each spring Scott Davis, Faculty Relations Manager at the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA) tunes up his bike and begins another journey in his fight against Multiple Sclerosis.
This season marks the 8th year that Scott has participated in MS Bike, raising awareness and funds for research in the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. Since he began, Scott has cycled a total of 3,313 kilometers on behalf of the MS Society —nearly the equivalent of cycling from the University of Waterloo to Calgary, Alberta.
By the end of this season Scott will have logged many more kilometers. Already under his belt are the Prince Edward County ride and the Grand Bend to London ride. Next up is his traditional ‘home’ MS ride in Niagara on August 24, 2014. Scott will finish his season with Team Canada in October at the Bay-to-Bay ride from San Diego to Los Angeles.
There are nearly 100,000 Canadians living with MS, and for Scott, this fight is personal. His wife Linda was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 9 years ago. “Linda is my champion; her determination, resolve and grace as she faces her challenges inspire me to train and ride each year”, says Davis.
In 2013, Scott raised a total of $18,050 bringing the overall total funds raised to an astounding $82,799.98. Davis’s fundraising goal this year is set at $18,000 with a personal commitment to match the highest individual donation he receives.
Proceeds from MS Bike fund research with 3 primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, to repair nervous system damage caused by MS and to stop MS attacks. Funding also provides support and services to help those living with this disease as well as their families and caregivers. To learn more, or to sponsor Scott, please contact him by email.