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Taking On MS A Mile At A Time



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Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the Central Nervous System that interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body.  About 17,000 people in South Dakota and the neighboring states live and cope with this disease every day. But Saturday morning, many cycled over 100 miles to try to reduce that number.


Along with 225 others, Ryan Sikkink woke up with the sun Saturday morning to ‘Pedal The Plains.’ He cycled from Sioux Falls to Madison, raising money for Multiple Sclerosis.

"Seeing her go through that, it's something we can do to help out. It's not a lot but is something," said Sikkink.

The entire way there, he bears the shirt, "Ride For Dawn.” Ryan and his family members cycle to show their support for his mom.

"We've been riding the last 4 years because my mom has had MS for roughly 15 years," said Sikkink.

Even though she's not participating Saturday, she cheers them on and will meet him when he stops in Madison.

"She follows us wherever we go, we do this for her," said Sikkink.

Others like Terry Keszler are making the trek from across the state. He does it for his daughter Kristen, who has been living with MS for 8 years.

"The main reason we do it is because we love her and care for her and we want her to have a full life," said Keszler.

As a dad, he competes every year, to do what he can to help find a cure.

"Looks like a beautiful day, should be a great day to ride," said Keszler.

'Pedal The Plains' is a two day event sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by the Upper Midwest Chapter. The cyclists biked to Madison Saturday and will stay overnight at Dakota State University and will head back to Sioux Falls Sunday, trekking as far as 150 miles. Coordinators estimate they raised $175,000 going to Multiple Sclerosis research.
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