“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon”
The Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis – How 1,710 cyclists raised 1.34 million dollars in 1 weekend!
It seems unbelievable but it is indeed true.
It was an evening of music and movement at Moving Forward’s Moroccan Nights Gala last Friday night as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor Marie Fiorellino Di Poce, founder of ETA Vaughan Women’s Shelter & Outreach Centre.
We spent an enjoyable evening talking to gala participants about our artwork, jewelry, sculpture and home decor. Our lovely handcrafted African wildlife were highly popular! Our Maasai Table Decor benefits both street children and women in need of employment through the Arusha Street Children Project.
Evoking Humanity is an effort undertaken to increase global harmony by sharing (and listening to) each others stories – our “truths”. It is an open invitation to engage in celebrating each other’s cultures and experiences.
And we also want to do a little bragging while we’re at it.
Riding 150 kilometers in extremely hot temperatures (but hey, they weren’t complaining) our Spokes & Folks members (27 of them) raised an astounding $14,000 to help fight MS. It’s no wonder they won the Best Team Spirit award – coveted by the 133 teams in the MS Gear Ride.
Our oldest rider is 67 and our youngest (2 of them) are 10! Despite the heat, everyone displayed amazingly cheerful and cooperative spirits. Just two flat tyres and one “wonky knee” according to Captain Robert’s damage report.