Transport America Contributes to “A World Free of MS”
Every year, the National MS Society hosts the Bike MS150. This event is a 150 mile bike ride from Proctor High School to Century College in White Bear Lake, MN. This year, the two day event took place June 7-9 and marked the 20th year for Transport America’s participation and support.
“It is a great honor for me personally and for Transport America to support such a good cause,” says Keith Klein, Transport America’s Chief Operating Officer. “The Bike MS150 is a very special event, not only to my wife and me, but a lot of drivers and personnel at TA.” Keith and his wife, Kelly, made the 150-mile bike ride while others volunteered their time supporting the bikers.
Transport America Driver Al Leitzen, and his wife Kathy, made the 150 mile trek hauling a refrigerated trailer, providing food and drinks for the participants at each of the rest stops. Transport America provided 15 trucks to transport bikes and supplies, and one truck with a refrigerated trailer for food and beverages for the riders. “I am extremely proud of those from Transport America who volunteer year after year and help make this event such a huge success and want to give a big ‘thank you’ for all you do,” said Mr. Klein.
Thank you to drivers: Don Wilson, George Krebs, Jessie Andrews, John Eifealdt, Robert Sanborn, Alan Leitzen, Frederick Brinkman, Christopher Debie, Thomas Kluck, Jeffrey Green, Jorge Vazquez, Jayson Cline, Steve Mills, Joel LeJeune, Richard Ward, Gerry Parks, Stephen White, William Reeves, and Keith Grimm. And another big thanks to Monica Olson, Support Center Manager at Transport America, and all the other volunteer coordinators: Mike Majerus, Theresa LeJeune, Benjamin Allan, Bryan Boothe, Keith Zietz, Tony Beaver, and Marv Stoltz.
According to the local news, Channel 4, the goal is three million dollars and all proceeds go towards research for “a world free of MS.” In the Minnesota BikeMS 150, there were 3,400 participants that contributed towards the goal.
You can see photos from the event on our Facebook page here: http://bit.ly/MS150Blog