Country music singer Clay Walker will be hosting his fifth Band Against MS (BAMS) bicycle ride on March 25 in Houston, Texas, helping to commence the festivities for the Shell Houston Open, and bringing light to the various multiple sclerosis programs in existence for research and support of the disease. The start and finish lines will be at the Golf Club of Houston, and any donations from the ride will benefit MS programs – to date raising more than 4.5 million dollars to help fight the disease and improve life for those diagnosed with it. Walker founded Band Against MS in 2003 resulting from a desire to support those living with the same disease that he’s been battling since 1996. He’ll kick off the ride by singing the national anthem prior to cyclists taking one of three scenic route choices: 23, 32, or 67 miles in length, depending on the rider’s experience and training. Participants will also get to enjoy a post-ride lunch.
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Clay Walker’s 5th Annual Band Against MS Bicycle Ride Scheduled for Houston
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In an article by Cowboys & Indians regarding the ride, Walker was quoted saying, “This event is one of my favorite BAMS events that we hold each year as riders come out in full force to help support the charity, which is so near and dear to my heart, combining exercise and fundraising. We are so fortunate to have all the support from great corporations, companies, and the fans to continue to put this event on year after year and raise money to continue to support MS research and education.”
Band Against MS, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, and proceeds from the ride will be directed towards educating those living with the disease of multiple sclerosis. The charitable foundation also donates to research programs studying possible cures for MS as well as those assisting everyone living with the disease. In 2016, the ride attracted over 1,000 participants and hopes that number will grow this year. To register, visit the Band Against MS website link provided here.