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About Sharon Bouchard
In 2012 I signed up with Bike the US for MS and rode the Trans Am route (62 days, 9 states, and 3,785 miles; or 3,908 miles for those that got lost often). It was a trip that was on my bucket list for years; and it was a trip that I think about often, almost daily. It was life changing. The life-long friendships; realizing that life can be so enjoyable with minimal resources; discovering how many across the US suffer from MS; and over-coming the personal physical challenges of such a journey.
During the summer of 2016 I will take on this challenge again on the Northern Tier route (69 days, 15 states, and 4,295 miles). I will be riding with one of those life-long friends (Jennifer “Buck” Cherry) that I met in 2012. Mike Anderson and Kaitlyn Smith were two other life-long friendships that were formed that summer. Mike and Kaitlyn had a big part in making the 2012 journey an experience of a life-time. So this time around I wanted to raise money and ride in honor of Mike’s dad, David Anderson, who suffers with MS.
I have never met David but knowing Mike allows me to believe that he is an exceptional individual. David and his wife Connie live on the east coast. They have three children, Chris 30 years old, Suzanne 28 years old, and “Mikey” 26 years old. David was diagnosed with MS in 1996 at the age of 46. For the past nineteen plus years David has been living with this disease. David will be my inspiration through this journey. For I am sure that whatever hardships I may encounter this time around will not even be close to the struggles MS has brought to him and his family.
Please join me in raising funds in David’s honor to help researchers find a cure for this disease. My minimum goal is to raise the mandatory $1/mile, $4,295. Any donation for research is a step in the right direction for helping those with MS to live a better life. I Thank You All, in advance, for helping me to honor David during this adventure.
Sharon Bouchard's Fundraising
|Barbara Jo Smith||$150.00|
|Mike Lisa Psarouthakis||$100.00|
|Ron Jean Smith||$100.00|
|Little Charlie Gockenbach||$50.00|
|Marion van Luenen & Koos Zwaanenburg||$50.00|
|Marcia Simmons DeBoer||$40.00|
|Nathan and Jill Clair||$25.00|