Warren Edwards, son Adam and I completed the Brissie to Bay 50Km ride for multiple sclerosis on Sunday morning. With a storm looming many dropped out of the race fearing safety in the rain. With over 6000 registered riders it was a great turnout with $1.3m and counting has been raised. A great effort by the organisers and an excellent result for the charity.
To us it looked like all 6000 turned up. More importantly, although the road was wet, it did not rain.
Between us we raised $1255 for the charity.

People are typically diagnosed in their twenties and thirties and the average age of diagnosis is just 30 years old. Interestingly, three times more women are affected by MS than men and it is more common in cooler climates.

In Australia, more than 23,000 people have MS and this figure is increasing as diagnosis methods become more advanced.

MS Queensland facilitates programs and support for people with MS including a range of residential facilities, social support programs, accommodation support services, attendant care in private homes, involvement with regional centres and country link programs. These services are vital in order to maintain the independence and dignity of people with MS.