Photo: Shar Good (pictured with her husband Tommy) was diagnosed with MS in 1987 and has been involved with the MS Society since 1991. A passionate advocate of the cause, she created her own motorcycle ride 11 years ago. Let’s help Shar continue what she started and raise even more dollars for her charity in 2019! Photo by Rod Denis – Biz X magazine
The 11th Annual Shar’s Ride For MS
Want to tour Essex County by participating in a fun motorcycle ride, stopping at area establishments (designated stops) and raise money for a charity at the same time? Here’s your chance!
“Shar Good created the motorcycle fundraiser ‘Shar’s Ride for MS’ 10 years ago as she not only has MS, but wanted to create awareness of the disease and do something for those in our own backyard who have MS as well,” says Margie Ouellette, who is now the new Event Coordinator.
Good found it necessary to step down as Event Coordinator due to health reasons and has recently moved to Windsor, closer to medical facilities. She remains as Event Consultant during this period of transition.
The mandate of this event is that all funds raised be used locally to help subsidize the purchase of special equipment by those who have MS.
Ouellette is “proud to report that in the past 10 years, this event has raised just under $98,000, which has been used for the purchase of special equipment only by our local MS Society of Canada (Windsor-Essex Chapter) for someone who has MS and is in need of assistance.”Poker stops include the Sandbar Waterfront Grill, Jose’s Bar & Grill in Leamington, Colchester Bar & Grill and The Moose Lodge. The family style dinner following the ride takes place back at The Moose Lodge (the starting point as well) at 4:30 p.m. Plus, there will be fun and games on the agenda too.
This event is open to all riders for $30 and with passengers just $20. If you raise $100 in pledges, the registration fee is waived!
If you or your business are interested in helping out with a donation to the cause, please send Shar an email at: [email protected] as soon as possible with your intention.
The general non-riding public can also help out by purchasing dinner only tickets. Tickets are just $30 each and when you buy two tickets, you receive a tax receipt for $25!
Biz X and In Play! magazine, along with Vision Realty, Families First, Steve’s Auto Shine, Seacret, ECMU and Robinson Motorcycle are proud sponsors of the ride, helping to carry on this event in Shar’s name and for those who have MS in our own community.
Registration takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 15 at The Moose Lodge (777 Tecumseh Road West, Windsor) with the ride departing at 11 a.m.