Progressive Diseases Can Profoundly Affect the Financial Stability of Families - No More Poverty Supports Local Cyclists Raising Funds to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

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No More Poverty and its co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi are supporters of Terry’s Team, a team of cyclists raising funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

NMP Supports Terrys Team

No More Poverty and its co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi are supporting a team of riders in the Annual Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour which spans the scenic Southern California coast from Orange County to San Diego. The event will be held the weekend of October 20-21, 2012 and participants can chose to complete a 15-, 30-, 100-, or 150-mile ride.

“Terry’s Team was brought to our attention by someone that we work with,” says Michael Omidi, MD co-founder of No More Poverty. “And while this event and cause are not directly related to the No More Poverty charter, we wanted to help Terry and hasten the hope of a cure for the millions of people with MS. My brother and I are aware of the havoc such diseases inflict on the lives and livelihoods of those who live with this unpredictable disease. It is not uncommon for on-going costs for medical treatment and drugs to deplete the financial resources of whole families.”

Terry’s Team is a group of 15 friends and family members riding in support of Terry Krieger, a 45 year old attorney who lives in Seal Beach, California. Krieger, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March of 2011, is proof that health troubles can happen to anyone at any time. When diagnosed, he was healthy and in good shape and there is no history of MS in his family. Krieger will be riding alongside his team, doing his best to complete the 100 mile course. Last year he was able to ride 66 total miles. To learn more about Terry’s Team and offer your support, go to: http://tinyurl.com/terrysteam

Approximately 400,000 Americans have multiple sclerosis and it affects about 2.1 million people worldwide. It is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). MS is not considered fatal as the vast majority of people with it live a normal life-span, but it is progressive and there is no known cure. Treatment and medications can successfully slow down the underlying course of MS however it often comes down to the daily management of symptoms. Those with MS frequently struggle to maintain independent and productive lives due to increasing limitations. MS can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness. These problems may be permanent or may come and go. More information about MS can be found on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website at: http://www.nationalmssociety.org

No More Poverty (nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization with a pending 501(c)3 application founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.

Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on nmp.org. For more information, please visit Facebook/nmp.org or nmp.org.

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