National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Registration is open for the 2013 MS Snowmobile Tour in Lac du Flambeau

Contact: Maureen Waslicki, [email protected]

Longest running charity ride for multiple sclerosis in Wisconsin moves to Lac du Flambeau for its 31st year.


(HARTLAND, WISCONSIN) – Registration is open for the 2014 MS Snowmobile Tour, which will be held January 23-25, 2014, in Lac du Flambeau, Wis. The annual event brings together snowmobile enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest for an all-inclusive weekend. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter.

MS Snowmobile Tour participants travel up to 150 miles each day on groomed Northern Wisconsin trails and enjoy an all-inclusive weekend while knowing they are making a significant difference in the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). With a $45 non-refundable registration fee and minimum $650 fundraising commitment, participants enjoy lodging at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, meals, entertainment, experienced trail guides and full mechanical support. Snowmobile rentals are available for anyone who does not own a sled, and first-time participants can waive their registration fee.

To register, visit www.MSsnowmobiletour.org or call 262-369-4400 (Wisconsin callers can phone toll free at 800-242-3358). Anyone registering before November 30 will receive a free long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt.

ENTER TO WIN A UTV

A raffle is being held in conjunction with this year’s Tour for a 2014 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI utility task vehicle with camouflage wrap and trailer. Other prizes include cash awards of $500 and $250 and rider registration for the 2015 MS Snowmobile Tour. The drawing will be held at the MS Snowmobile Tour’s evening program on January 25, but winners don’t need to be present to win.

Proceeds from the raffle also will support multiple sclerosis-related research, programs and services. Tickets are available for $10 each at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter office, 1120 James Dr. in Hartland; Don & Roy’s Motorsports, 17740 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield; or by contacting the MS Snowmobile Tour volunteer committee at [email protected]

One of Wisconsin’s best-loved and longest-running snowmobile rides, the MS Snowmobile Tour is designed for riders of all levels and raises funds for research, programs and services for those affected by MS. (That includes more than 10,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin, which is believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation.) In total, participants have raised more than $6.7 million during the past 30 years.

The 2014 MS Snowmobile Tour is sponsored by Rockford Silk Screen Process, Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and Columbia St. Mary’s.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. More than 10,000 children, women and men have been diagnosed in Wisconsin, which is believe to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the country.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society invested $44 million in 2012 to support more than 350 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement by contacting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter at wisMS.org or 262-369-4400 (toll-free 800-242-3358).

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).