Wilde Toyota Participates in Bike MS
Wilde Toyota Participates in Bike MS! This past weekend, our Wilde Toyota team participated in BIKE MS: Toyota Best Dam Bike Tour. Each year, Milwaukee and Madison Toyota dealerships including Wilde Toyota sponsor this local bike ride that raises money for those who live with multiple sclerosis.
The two-day cycling event is an all-inclusive and fully-supported event that allows riders to travel from Milwaukee to Madison with an overnight stay in Whitewater. For each day, there are three routes, including one 50 mile race, one 75 mile race, and one 100 mile race.
More than 2.3 million people are affected worldwide by MS; however, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require U.S. physicians to report new cases, and because symptoms can be completely invisible, the prevalence of MS in the U.S. can only be estimated. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the CNS.
MS can cause many symptoms, including blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more. These problems may come and go or persist and worsen over time. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed it.
Bike MS is the number one fundraising cycling series in the nation and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers and donors have raised over $1 billion. For more Wilde Toyota news, Follow Wilde Toyota on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.