February 11, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Forest Mall Center Court, Fond du Lac
Come Join us for the at the Forest Mall Center Court for the MS Spin on February 11, 2012. Download the Pledge Form and get a minimum of $5.00 in pledges for every hour you plan to spin. Feel free to bring your own bike and trainer to ride. Extra trainers based on availability. All proceeds will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Wisconsin Chapter.
Thank You to All Who Make a Donation
Download Pledge Form Here
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves. Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibers of the CNS is a fatty tissue called myelin, which helps nerve fibers conduct electrical impulses.
In MS, myelin is lost in multiple areas, leaving scar tissue called sclerosis. These damaged areas also known as plaques or lesions. Sometimes the nerve fiber itself is damaged or broken. Myelin not only protects nerve fibers, but makes their job possible.
When myelin or the nerve fiber is destroyed or damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain is disrupted, and this produces the various of MS.