National MS Society Presents First-Ever Junior Bike Ride in San Antonio
Vision Source Makes First-Ever Junior Bike Ride Possible
KINGWOOD, TX (August 20, 2012) –This year, kids between five and 11 years old can participate in Bike MS: Valero, Jr. sponsored by Vision Source. This is a special Bike MS ride exclusively for junior MS champions on Sunday, October 14 at the AT&T Center. Bike MS Jr. participants will enjoy:
• Exclusive cycling time in separate age groups for younger (5-8) and older (9-11) participants
• A shorter and vehicle-free course
• A special first year, low $25 registration fee with no fundraising minimum
• Learning civic responsibility through fundraising for a good cause
All Bike MS: Valero Jr. participants must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. However, parents do not have to be registered for the Bike MS: Valero Alamo Ride to River in order to register their children for the Bike MS Jr. Ride.
"We are thrilled to partner with Vision Source to bring awareness of MS and the National MS Society to the younger members of our community," said Tony Ralf, regional vice president of development, National MS Society. "This opportunity will enable us to educate youths on multiple sclerosis and engage them in our mission to create a world free of MS."
"As eye doctors, we often see the debilitating effects MS has on our patients and in fact visual problems are often a patient's initial MS symptom," says Mario Gutierrez, O.D., F.A.A.O. of Vision Source. "I know I speak for all the doctors and staff of our 21 area offices in stating that we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with the local MS organization to help eliminate MS," he adds.
For more information and to register for Bike MS: Valero, Jr. click here.
Founded in 1991, Vision Source® is North America’s largest network of private practice optometrists with more than 2,700+ offices in the U.S. and Canada and consists of the most influential experts in the eye care industry. Through leveraging the network’s collective power, Vision Source® is able to deliver practice and professional development tools, marketing expertise and services, and unsurpassed purchasing power. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.savisionsource.com.