Zawadee – Bring Africa Home is pleased as punch to sponsor The Spokes and Folks Bike Team in this admirable pursuit.
And we also want to do a little bragging while we’re at it.
Not only have we increased our team to a strong 21 member field this year, we also have a remarkable team member who has stepped up to the plate.
Meet Qusai (we call him “Q”), our 8 year old nephew who has decided to join us this year. Not a small feat as he intends to ride the full course – 150 km!
The Intrepid Q
We asked Mustafa Salemwalla (our CEO and Q’s uncle) what inspired Qusai to join the Ride to End MS. Q’s older brother completed the ride last year at the “ripe old age” of 11, so Q decided what his brother – Ali – could do, he could do!
Q and Ali have participated in a regimen of training rides in preparation for the MS Ride. Mustafa says their attitude and enthusiasm is a big part of their success, but also attributes their astounding stamina and ability to the terrific bikes they both have. As he says, “a workman is only as good as his tools”. Too true!
Our Team Captain Bob Mansbridge says he’s astounded that our team ages range from 8 to 67 years of age. “Our youngest rider is probably our keenest, so here’s a special attaboy to big-hearted Qusai. All of us look forward to seeing his big grin as he crosses the finish line. We’re all proud to help out such an important cause. Crossing that finish line will be symbolic of the wonderful teamwork and effort every member has made to raise over $10K this year. Our thanks go out to our team sponsors Zawadee – Bring Africa Home and Subway. We certainly intend to be oustanding in our new bright yellow shirts.”
The ride is from Grand Bend to London – Ontario on July 25-26th. Our Spokes and Folks Team has a goal to raise $10K to support ending MS. We’re well on our way to reaching that goal, we’re happy to say.
Please consider supporting Qusai’s ride. It’s easy to do at our team page, where you can also find out more about our team and the Ride to End MS.
We couldn’t be prouder of our boys and hope you are too!
Here’s a little video of Qusai and Ali during a training ride, preparing for the Ride to End MS.
Why Qusai and Ali are gearing up to end MS
Every day 3 more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure.
Your support means families who are impacted by this often devastating disease do not have to face MS alone.
Your dollars at work
When you pledge me in the MS Bike, your funds are invested into groundbreaking MS research and services for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS.
Services and programs your fundraising supports:
- Financial assistance for special equipment and home care
- Supportive counselling for all those affected by MS
- Self-help groups and recreational programs for people with MS
- Government advocacy for people living with MS
Thank you in advance for your pledge to create a more hopeful future for those affected by MS.