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Bike Ride Raises $2 Million for Multiple Sclerosis

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-05-03 - 2010 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Raises $2 Million for Multiple Sclerosis. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Zimmerman Advertising.

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2010 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Raises $2 Million for Multiple Sclerosis

Almost 3,000 riders turned out to the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the start of the 2010 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride. The event, which runs from Miami to Key Largo, raised nearly $2 million in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Title sponsor Zimmerman Advertising's team, zMotion, led the fundraising efforts with more than $300,000 raised.

The 2010 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride took place on Saturday, April 17, 2010. This was the biggest and most successful year yet for an event that seems to be growing exponentially.

"The Zimmerman MS Bike Ride is a great event that is doing phenomenal things in terms of fundraising for MS research," says Pat Patregnani, agency President and founder of Team zMotion. "As the title sponsor, zMotion is proud to do whatever we can to help. This year's event was a huge success - great people, great cycling, great camaraderie...all for a great cause that is close to our hearts."

The South Florida Chapter of the MS Society and other event sponsors provided a "recovery village" at John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo where riders enjoyed music, food and drinks at the conclusion of the ride. Many riders chose to enjoy the evening in Key Largo and make the trip back north the next morning. zMotion hosted a pool party and BBQ for their 400+ riders at a local hotel.

"We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the 2010 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride a success," adds Cathy McCarthy, Development Director for the MS Society. "This event would not have been possible without the help and support of our cyclists, sponsors, volunteers and donors."

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. The cause of MS is still not known. To find out how you can get involved or to make a donation, visit nationalmssociety.org.

zMotion is a Zimmerman Advertising Team. zMotion has become a visible force in the cycling community with over 600 riding members throughout South Florida. We ride to raise money in the fight against MS. We ride to live healthy and enjoy life. We ride because we care. And we ride because we can. We are blessed with good health and the freedom to enjoy this great sport. For more information, visit zMotion.org.

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zimmerman Advertising, an Omnicom Group company, is the country's leading national retail brand builder, and the 14th largest advertising agency in the United States according to Adweek, with more than 1,100 full-time associates and offices throughout the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. For information on the agency, visit zadv.com. To learn more about Jordan Zimmerman, his business philosophies and opinions, visit his blogspot: www.yousleepwhenyoudie.com/.



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