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Dan Gulf to ride in 2012 MS 150 Bike Tour

Released: August 10, 2012

Dan-Gulf 150 MS Tour

We are proud to announce that our company has formed a TEAM to participate in the 2012 MS 150 Bike Tour.  Our team, Dan-Gulf will join over 1,000 cyclists on October 6/7, 2012 in an effort to make a difference in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.  MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the autoimmune system that randomly attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).  Healthy nerves are insulated by myelin, which is a fatty substance that helps messages flow smoothly along the nerve pathways.  In MS, the myelin breaks down and is replaced by scar tissue.   The scar tissue can distort or even block nerve messages. Body functions become uncontrolled because messages don?ǨѢt get through properly.

The onset of symptoms usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50, making MS one of the two most common neurological disease affecting young adults.  The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS cannot be predicted ?Ǩ symptoms range from tingling and numbness to paralysis and blindness.  MS is a devastating disease because people live with its unpredictable physical and emotional effect for the rest of their lives.

In writing this letter to you, we are also asking for your support in giving generously to the National MS Society on our behalf. As we ride, 150 miles, your sponsorship will inspire us to cross the finish line!  Whatever you can do to contribute will matter ?Ǩ it all adds up!

Should you need additional information or would like to pledge your support please notify us at  dgs@dan-gulf.com /phone 504-830-3900 or you may simply send your contribution to National MS Society c/o Dan-Gulf Shipping, Inc., 3117 7th Street, Suite 300, Metairie, LA 70002 or http://lam.nationalmssociety.org/.

Thank you for your support in the fight against MS.

Best Regards,
Dan-Gulf Shipping