Nov 9, 2009
Curb/Nashville artist Clay Walker has done it again, only better. BAMS, the organization that raises funds for MS Research, and founded by Clay Walker, has announced that they have raised $51,249 during the 2009 bike season. That beats last year's contributions by more than $26,000. Money raised goes toward furthering the goals of BAMS and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The BAMS bike team participated in four rides this year including the BP MS150 Houston; the Bike MS Ride 2009 presented by Point B in Mount Vernon, Wash., the Valero 2009 Alamo Ride to the River in San Antonio, Texas, and the Jack Daniel's Bike to Jack and Back in Franklin and Lynchburg, Tenn.
BAMS created the bike team as an extension Walker's charity to participate in rides across the country and to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS).
"Bike rides are one of the main ways our group helps raise money for MS research," said BAMS bike team captain Curt Walsh. "Riders are already planning for 2010 and we're hoping to have teams at six rides next year. Our goal for next year is to increase the amount of riders at each event, as well as exceed this year's fundraising totals on behalf of BAMS and NMSS."
If you are interested in helping a rider participate in a ride next year, or would like to join the BAMS bike team, visit bandagainstms.org/index.htm?id=14406 to learn more.
For more on Clay Walker visit www.claywalker.com.
By Jim Asker