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Cyclists ride to Austin to raise money, awareness about multiple sclerosis

HOUSTON (April27, 2017)

The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin.

Multiple sclerosis can be a debilitating disease but there are a lot of new reasons to ride this weekend, including research and funding for new medications, such as the ones offering hope to one Cypress school counselor.

Dr. Philip Blum, a neurologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, said the infusion of Rituximab that Carol gets is similar to Ocrevus, which was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month.

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