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(TL;DR donate button to the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society)
This is my third year riding this, my third year doing so on a track bike, and my second time with my own team. My goal this year is to raise $1500 and for the team to raise $50,000 (that's not me in the photos fwiw)
Here’s the deal/bonus. We’re riding the MS150 on track bikes again and this is the fiesta/pinata kit we’ll be doing it in (yes, that’s a unicorn vomiting the world champion stripes). You can only own one of these unless you’re apart of the team… UNLESS….
You make a significant donation ($150+) to the MS Society. I have two of these jerseys remaining, a medium and a large. I’m going to give those jerseys to the first two people who support the cause through my ride with a donation, instead of outright selling them in the shop.
Here’s a link to donate. If you’re feeling generous, just PM me after you’ve donated, so I know where to send it to; and if that number is too high for you, please give what you can to help put a stop to MS. Thanks!
I thought about trading tits for donations but that kinda seems in poor taste, and I can't get fohss or rerolled written on them so feared backlash.
Last edited by ham; 01-31-2014 at 01:28 PM.
MS = ?
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It's intentionally obnoxious for what it's worth.
We had camera dudes telling us they didn't know we were coming but really wanted to shoot us (being the only team doing what we did on that scale) last year, so we went loud and over the top with it, for the spirit of the ride
our actual race kit is a tad more subtle
Last edited by ham; 01-31-2014 at 01:57 PM.
I put in $200 for you again ham.
Thank you for your gift to Texas, Houston - 2014 BP MS 150 on behalf of REDACTED.
If nobody else asks for the large I will accept it but I don't ride a bike so if somebody really wants it to ride in they can have it.
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Suineg you kick ass! Thanks so much for helping the cause
jerseys are now gone, but I'm still only halfway to my goal. I know suineg isn't the only one out there who wants to donate (tax deductible yo!)
Waste of time and money unfortunately. There's already known cures for MS. A for effort though.
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Enlighten us please, my dad has MS and it would be awesome to bring him a cure at his birthday.
Nice initiative btw, Ham.
I'm disappointed no one has yet made the joke:
We gave you a bunch of money to fix it last time and you didn't, why should we give you more now!?
In general, testing people with MS is kind of sad. They desperately want to perform well but, due to their prominent impairment, they seem to exhibit significant impediments.
Oh, I meant Lumie, the magician with a cure for all ailments. (Garlic.)
what's it going to take to get foh on board with this? tits?
Nitpick, but "raising money to find a cure/put an end to..." ads are obnoxious. Youre raising money for MS research, that's what you're doing. Its not some jar that shits out a cure once x dollars are put in it.
and a cure isn't going to be found unless someone funds the research...
What is the point of me giving you $50 to ride your bike around for MS, or walk for 5K for AIDS, or play a video game for whatever cause?
What does you performing these arbitrary and unrelated tasks or feats does for the issue? Why not just bypass the bullshit and ask me to donate directly to whatever scam foundation you are raising money for so I can evaluate it, laugh at it and not bother?
The only way I'd give $50 to someone walking for cancer if part of that walk includes walking off a cliff.
Last edited by Araysar; 02-16-2014 at 02:46 AM.
Araysar laying it down. He's not wrong though. I'd argue paying more taxes and thus indirectly funding research is the way to go from an all round disease research pov. Why should ms research be funded over say breast cancer research or clean water projects in the 3rd world?
Has there ever been a time when all that raised money finally funded a cure and then all these "foundations" and "charities" looked around, said "Good job, everyone!" and disbanded? Do you think that any of them would ever do that?
These charities will run forever as scams, just look at Susan G Komen shit from 2 years ago as the most obvious type of scam of disease fundraising.
I'd rather give $50 to McQuaid's Kickstarter.
And even then, the foundation that helped fund that polio research and the Salk vaccine didnt disband. It actually still exists to this day, with its goal "fighting birth defects". Yeah, good luck with eradicating those.
I also think that these foundations were significantly different 60 years ago than today. Back then, they saw their mission as finite. After over half a century, there is such a culture developed around these foundations that they can run in perpetuity on the vaguest most open ended mission statement and generally do fuck all except get people like ham to harass everyone he knows for donations on their behalf.
They always talk about "awareness", its such a vague, BS, catch-all term. Awareness of what? Of the disease? So you could get more donations? To spend on more awareness?
Or awareness of them doing something stupid, pointless and unnecessary to collect donations?
It's not bad per se. I just object to the pointlessness of this entire endeavour. By the way, this foundation has been around for 70 years and they still in the same place they were back in the 1940s. At least that Polio foundation found a working vaccine in 15 years. I dont think these MS guys are that serious about finding cures.
This is how I feel about all 'awareness" rides/charities.
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I know he had a very well thought out rant about it but I can't find it and I'm too lazy to care. As Araysar said, it's all a scam.
I'm over halfway towards my goal, I feel like I've really tapped out the locals around here, so I'm hoping to get some forum love again. I'm an '02er ffs!
You look like a 12'er to me son.
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