Team Gardere's 111 dedicated riders made the fundraising pilgrimage from Houston to Austin as part of the annual BP MS 150, pedaling their bicycles 183 miles to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This two-day fundraising ride is the largest event of its kind in North America.
Team Gardere, comrised of Gardere attorneys, staff, family members, clients and friends, closed out its fundraising efforts with an impressive total of $168,346, exceeding its 2012 goal by nearly $20,000 and surpassing its 2011 total by $40,000.
“The BP MS 150 is an inspiring and unique event. It is very satisfying to achieve a personal goal while, at the same time, raising money that will help to find a cure for this relentless disease,” says Team Gardere Captain Peter Scaff. “When your legs ache and the wind is at your nose, it is the cause that keeps you pedaling.”
Gardere’s participation in the BP MS 150 began about 12 years ago as a show of support when Firm AttorneyJohn Pearson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. One of the team’s most dedicated members, Mr. Pearson has ridden with the team each year.