March 05 - March 06
Team “Alexandra’s Angel’s” Gearing Up for The MS150 Breakaway to Key Largo Ride to Fight MS! March 5th and 6th
Team Captain Alexandra Mastriana-Solal is getting her team in high gear to raise awareness, spirit, and funds to fight Multiple Sclerosis during the 30th anniversary of the Bike MS 150 Breakaway to Key Largo March 5th-6th.
The MS Ride begins at 7am at the FIU campus in Miami, and the route takes 1,500 cyclists through the Redlands and Homestead, culminating at Key Largo Resorts.
Alexandra’s life changed drastically on September 3, 2013. A sudden inability to walk was confirmed by her doctors as MS. At that unsettling and uncertain time Alexandra knew very little about the disease; conversely the disease knew very little about her resolve and a battle began. Her research about MS yeilded some unrefutable truths: presently there are no known cures for MS, and patients experience a multitude of constant side effects and pain. The fatigue, or lassitude, diminishes an MS patients quality of life. Despite knowning these obstacles, Alexandra ever adamant, decided with the support of her husband to form the “Alexandra’s Angels” MS150 Bike team to raise funds needed for research and new treatments on behalf of the 500,000 people afflicted in the US with this deadly disease through the support of the National MS Society.
The team started with 24 riders in 2014, and in 2015 Alexandra’s Angels finished first overall in fundraising with an impressive $146,000.00 donated to the National MS Society. The 2016 team has grown to over 50 riders of friends and family, and the goal is to raise $100,000.00. New riders are welcome with a $40 MS Registration Fee and a minimum fundraising of $350.00. With just under 30 days remaining, the team is halfway to their fundraising goal. Alexandra’s Angels has partnered up with some great supporters for the following February fundraising events:
1. Café Vico – Monday February 8th 6-9pm $150 per person (tax deductible)
1125 North Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-565-9681
Hosts: Marco Vico, Keith Costello, Tom Vogel rsvp email@example.com
2. CycleWard – Saturday, February 20th 4pm $50 per person (tax deductible)
6161 North Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-616-8049
Hosts: Lisa Maitland Anderson & Jamie Maitland rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Thasos – Thursday, February 25th 6-9pm $150 per person (tax deductible) *silent auction
3330 East Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-200-6006
Hosts: Sophia Mylona rsvp email@example.com
When & Where:
Venue: Starts at FIU Campus, Miami
Dates: Saturday, March 5th
Sunday, March 6th
Registration and Additional Information: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?team_id=446525&fr_id=26536&pg=team