EECO is proud to recognize Angie Vuncannon for her participation and support of Bike MS: New Bern.
According to their website, Bike MS is the “fundraising cycling series of the National MS Society and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1.3 billion to stop MS in its tracks, restore what’s been lost, and end MS forever.”
Angie got into cycling about 4 years ago with a desire to be more Heart Healthy. Because cycling is very low impact exercise, it was a natural outlet for when she started having some hip issues a few years back. “It helped me tremendously,” said Angie. “My reason for doing what I do is twofold. It helps me be healthier but over the past three years, I found a passion for riding for more than just myself.”
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
“I have a friend who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis,” she said, “so one of the rides I do each year raises money to support that cause. I ride for that cause whenever I can.”
The cause of MS is still unknown and unfortunately MS has no cure, “but the money raised to fund research greatly helps people to live a better life in many instances” Angie said. She loves to ride with a purpose for local events, charities, and schools but “most of all, I like to ride because it is fun. It is a chance to do something I love and raise money for those people struggling.”
“EECO has helped me greatly to reach my goal each year for the MS Ride in New Bern. And so have many of you!! Thanks for helping!!!”
Way to go Angie! We are proud to support your passion to improve our community!