Million Dollar Bike Ride - Mucopolysaccharidosis
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  Evelyn, 1, MPS I.  
Fundraising goal $50,000.00
Recent donations (180 donations)
John Traina $50.00
Richard and Rebecca Wildman $10.00
Ida Goetzinger $30.00
Mark and Kathryn Cole $25.00
Eileen Basquill $10.20
Julie Wazeer $25.00
Brian & Maggie DeLaney $150.00
Mike and Grace Bodura $25.00
Amanda Schafer $20.00
Bard and Sheri Hamilton $500.00
Janine Townsley $50.00
Ross & Shawna Nelle $51.00
Christine Tippett $376.38
Linda Perry $102.00
Joey and Jerry
Top donors (180 donations)
Mr. Ryan Dant This amount includes donations indented below $8620.00
   Bard and Sheri Hamilton    $500.00
   Anonymous    $5000.00
   Mrs. Wendy Harvey    $100.00
   Anonymous    $1000.00
   Mr. James Sowell    $1000.00
   Anonymous    $1000.00
Anonymous $5239.60
Anonymous $5000.00
Anonymous $2500.00
John Jenkins $2500.00
Mr. Jim Hewitt $2500.00
Jill and Tom King $1500.00
Angela and Luis Guajardo This amount includes donations indented below $1240.00
   Anonymous    $40.00
   Austin Noll Family    $1000.00
2017 Team MPS and Related Diseases - Million Dollar Bike Ride

Children like Shannae, 10, MPS I, need your help to find a cure for MPS.
Please Help to Make a Difference!
We have received a commitment to match DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR every donation up to $50,000 at this event! The opportunity will bring in an astonishing $100,000 for MPS specific research if we can motivate our contacts to contribute to our goal.

Please make a donation today, and share this link with friends and family and through social media. Our timeline is short, but we can do this together! Donate $5, $10, $20 - every gift is valuable.
Research Funding: National MPS Society & Ryan Foundation
The National MPS Society exists to find cures for MPS and related diseases. Since 1974, the Society has advanced its mission by funding promising research projects, student fellowships, and clinical trials at a number of prestigious university centers throughout the world. Such projects have led to critical breakthroughs in finding treatments for these diseases. The Society collaborates with other LSD patient support groups and family research foundations in funding research and supports periodic technical conferences, allowing researchers to collaborate and discuss their findings, which benefits the larger rare disease community. Although great strides have been made in research, sponsors are urgently needed to accelerate the encouraging research that is bringing therapies - and ultimately the cures - to children and adults with MPS and related diseases.

The Ryan Foundation was founded in 1991 when Mark and Jeanne Dant's only child, three year old Ryan, was diagnosed with Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I). At that time, children with MPS I rarely lived beyond the age of 15. Starting with a bake sale that netted $342, the all-volunteer Foundation grew and to date has distributed millions of dollars of research funding to scientists working on MPS.
The National MPS Society and the Ryan Foundation are partnering together to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to DOUBLE the amount of funds they raise to invest in MPS research. Please join us in this important endeavor by donating towards this event using the Donate Now! Button above and, if possible, by joining in the ride at the event in Philadelphia.

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Help Raise Funds for Desperately Needed MPS Research
Those affected by MPS have no cure. There are treatments for some, but more and better treatments are needed! There is no time to lose. Your donation will help fund research in the search for the cures! A little can go a long way - each dollar raised up to $50,000 will be doubled through a matching grant!
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Donation messages
In honor of Jackson Dunn-Kraus --John Traina
In honor of Joe McCafferty --Mark and Kathryn Cole
In honor of Michael Bodura, Jr. --Mike and Grace Bodura
Thanks for all you do to make people's lives better! --Amanda Schafer
Ryan, Jeanne & Mark, what an incredible story of love, hope, faith and prayer. --Bard and Sheri Hamilton
In memory of Zachary Townsley. In honor of what would have been Zach's 17th Birthday. Miss you buddy. Love you buddy. Someday cured won't mean dead. --Janine Townsley
In honor of The Holland Family and in memory of Spencer --Ross & Shawna Nelle
In honor of Cooper Tippett and our Cooper's Troopers t-shirt sales. --Christine Tippett
In honor of Jack Todd, MPS II --Linda Perry
In honor of Ryan Dant. Graduation Congratulatio !!!! --Joey and Jerry
Way to go, Joey! Glad the weather is cooler. Safe ride for all. Dan & Kathy --Dan & Kathy McCafferty
For my brother Joe Mccafferty, riding in today's bike ride --Terry Mccafferty
Bringing TEAM MPS home for families who battle MPS and ML. Please know you are never alone. WE FIGHT FOR CURES TOGETHER. --Anonymous
In honor Cooper Tippett, MPS IVA super hero --Deborah Kruse
Good luck, Mark and Steve. Ride on! --Hagerty
In honor of Michelle Hopkins, my granddaughter, who has MPS1. Ride for the cure. --Helen Allison
In honor of my daughter, Keira Esposito, who has Sanfilippo. --David Esposito
Lots of great kids with great families need our help. Thanks to everyone riding this Saturday. --Kevin Walker
In honor of Spencer Gates. "Always very proud of your goals and accomplishments in spite of your health challenges" Grandma & Grandpa Gates --Veronica Gates
Hoping for a cure! In memory of Edie Burke --Kathleen Peters
In memory of Edie Burke --Laura McKeithen
I would like to donate this in honor of Jackie Adams because of her love of this foundation. Good luck. --Jill and Tom King
A gift to find the dreams of tomorrow for all those who battle MPS and ML Stay in the fight - you are not alone. Congratulations Ryan...we are proud of your courage. --ANONYMOUS
In honor of our two sons, Nick and Alex, who bravely battle MPS II. We love you and cannot wait for all this innovation! --Amy Cherrstrom
In memory of Olivia Lovell --Wes and Jill Lovell
Donating for Laynie and Maddie and the whole Holland family in Fort Worth, Texas. --Alison Parker
Supporting the Ryan foundation and Team MPS! --Mr. Raza Zaidi
"Continuing the fight for the cures!" In memory of Spencer Holland and in honor of Madison and Laynie Holland --Holland Reunion
Best of luck with the ride! --Stephanie Fischer
In honor of Ryan Dant, keep reaching for the stars!! --Mrs. Wendy Harvey
In honor of Cooper Tippett. Cooper is our beloved grandson and we want to help him and others with MPS. --Edward Strassman
In honor of Cooper Tippett. I admire the Tippett's family love and courage. --Joanne Spiessbach
In memory of Allison Rose Kirch. Have a fun bike event. --Nancy Shelton
Thank you to the MPS Society for your research efforts and support. --Christine Tippett
In loving memory of my brother Russell Forkas and in honor of my sweet Doodlebug, Scott Whitecotton and Team Scotty! Go Team Scotty!! --Kelly King
In honor of Jason Madison --Sharyn Madison
Ryan Dant - you are a SUPER STAR. Thank you for all you have done physically to contribute. It hasn't been easy for you and proud doesn't even begin describe how we feel. We are happy to know you. Barney & Jackie --Mr. Barney Adams
My son has MPS II. I donate to support research. In honor of Marcus Garving --Roslynn Garvin
We lost our son to this disease several years ago and keep hoping for a cure. In memory of Nathan Scotting --Diane Scotting
Hope 4 Maura --Amber Mongan
In memory of Hannah Taulton and in honor of Julie Hall --Anita Taulton
In honor of Matt Wells --Don and Lisa Wells
Go for the CURE! Congrats to Ryan!! Pam & Ed Wenzel --Pam & Ed Wenzel
In honor of Annabelle Bozarth --Stephanie and Austin Bozarth
In honor of the Todd Family --John and Janelle Perry
Supporting the Foundation and all those courageous children who battle MPS. --Randolph Hopkins
Continuing our support to fund treatment for children with MPS. Never give up Ryan! --Thomas Devlin
In honor of Ryan and the Dant family. --Greg and Laura Berends
We miss our sweet Allison. In memory of Allison Rose Kirch Love, Aunt Margie, Abby and Sam --Margaret Cohen
Good luck to Ben and Meredith Gray Stone --Elizabeth Stone
In honor of Adam Basquill-White. Proud of you and glad to support our MPS family! --Eileen Basquill
Congrats Ryan on the perseverance of graduating from the University of Louisville! --The Sample Family
Our grandson Christian is our hero. In honor of Christian Yard. Jim and Carol Yard. --James Yard
I hope this helps toward your goal...ride strong! My best to your son Ryan. --Carol Thompson
for Team MPS...and all those who ride...for Ryan. --Linda Parks
Supporting Ryan...good luck on the bike ride. --Pam Woods
A small token to a great team...ride strong! --Mr. Jack Slone
Best of luck to Ryan...and the riders for Team MPS! --Mr. Perry Johnson
Supporting the cause...good luck to the team in your efforts. --Mrs. Melissa Dean
Supporting your efforts to find a cure... --Chris Wilson
From the bake sale to the bike ride! KEEP FIGHTING FOR A CURE RYAN FOUNDATION! We are with you every step of the way. --Ed West
In honor of my you! Good luck to the team of riders! --Ms. Kimberly Roberts
To the Goal! to my cousin Ryan. --Mrs. Shannon Bradford
Good luck to the team in your amazing efforts to support research. --Miss Cheri Watson
Honoring the courage of families that battle MPS every day by continuing our own family's support of The Ryan Foundation. GO TEAM MPS! --Brent Smith
Hope this helps in a small way to meet your honor of the Ryan Foundation. --Mr. Zach Johnson
Supporting all the riders for Team of luck to Ryan. --Jennie Morrison
Wishing you all the best...supporting your great efforts. --Miss Kelly Hecker
Ride for cure!...go Ryan! --Jacque Lynch
Honoring Justin, Alicia, Ryan, Natalia, Spencer, Woody, Greg, Christina, Jennifer, and Bryant - HEROES WHO CHANGED THE MPS WORLD FOREVER! --Anonymous
Go Team MPS!...supporting your great efforts and Ryan. --Jeff Tate
Go Team MPS! honor of Ryan --Brian Richardson
In honor of Ryan...prayers to the Ryan Foundation. --Ms. Laura Roberts
Supporting your great honor of Ryan. --Mr. Bill Taylor
Supporting research and your great efforts! honor of Ryan --Mr. Mike Harper
Go Team MPS! honor of Ryan --Mr. Kent Hill
Go Team MPS! In honor of Ryan... --Mr. John Seger
Supporting the Ryan Foundation...Go Team MPS! --Mr. Jim Hewitt
Supporting the Ryan honor of Ryan. --Ms. Elizabeth Beeson
Supporting the Ryan honor of Ryan --Mr. Clarence Beeson
In honor of Ryan...supporting The Ryan Foundation and their work toward research. --John Jenkins
Go Team MPS! --Paul Flaherty
Supporting your fight to support research for MPS/ML. --Gay Kirby
In honor of Christian Yard. Praying for a cure. --James Risbon
In honor of Katelyn Blackman. You are making a difference!!! --Gretchen and John Hyde
In honor of Madison Nareski --Donna Hamstead
In honor of Katelyn Peret Blackman --Christie Jennison
Go Team MPS! and all those who ride for cure! --John Roth
Praying for your success in 2017...please support this team! --Kent Taylor
Go Team MPS! In honor of all researchers working toward a cure. --Mildred Crum
Supporting the honor of our friends. --Mike Schneider
Supporting the fight for a cure... --Alan March
In honor of my nephew...good luck to Team MPS! --James Robinson
"Biking for research...What a great way to support our MPS family and friends! Go Team MPS." In memory of Allison Rose Kirch --Larry, Susan and Helen Kirch
Increasing research to fund the cures! In honor of our three MPS heroes- Spencer, Maddie & Laynie!! With all of our love! --Steve and Amy Holland
Prayers --Martha Lemieux
"God Bless Christian; he's our man!" In honor of Christian Yard --Carey and Mary Crumling
"We love you Christian! Reach for the stars!!" In honor of Christian Yard Uncle Chet and Aunt Beth! --Beth McCormick
"For my sweet nephew! We pray everyday for a cure." In honor of Christian Yard --Anne McClelland
"Ride your hearts out! We love you, Christian!" Love, Aunt Lynn, Uncle Doug, Grant, and Colin --Lynn and Doug Kelley
I am donating in honor of Christian Yard and his amazing family. --Jessica Todd
Donating in Honor of our daughter Karina, who has MPS III, for her strength and courage as she fights the disease. --Angela and Luis Guajardo
In honor of all of our MPS families who need cures --Meredith Stone
In honor of Christian Yard "Sending love and hopes for a cure to my little cousin Christian and his awesome family!" --Erin Blakeslee
We love you, Christian!!! --Michael Yard
In honor or Christian Yard, my great nephew. --Eileen Blakeslee
In honor of Christian Yard --James Yard
In honor of Annabelle Bozarth --Jennifer Colgan
"Because research is needed and while there are many great things in the horizon it moves sooooo slooowwllly! Hope everything helps. In honor of all those who've done so much for me." --Erica Thiel
In honor of my friend and cousin...Go Team MPS in 2017! --Sarah Roberts
In honor of my friend...and her family. Go Team MPS! --Mary Kay McNeil
In honor of Ryan and the Ryan Foundation supporters. --Mark and Jeanne Dant
Go Team MPS! I support your efforts and wish you the best! --Mike Schneider
In honor of my friend, Ryan Dant, Go Team MPS! --Alan March
A great event!!! --Anonymous
In loveing memory of Melissa Custer MPS1 --Robert & Elaine Kahns
Keep on fighting Ryan, Mark and Jeanne, you are not fighting alone! --Steve and Karen Sample
Be brave for your loved ones! --Pei Wang
In memory of Shalom Garcia --Patti Dickson
In memory of Clinton and Zachary Szemanski Thanks for your continued fundraising. I so appreciate all your efforts. --Tracy Szemanski
For all the great work Mark Dant and his tireless staff do. And to encourage the great supporters in Coppell, TX., Louisville, KY and Burton Kelsey to donate. --Daniel Kottak
Go Team! Thank you for your efforts! In honor of Jackson and Sydney! --Carrie Dunn
In honor of our amazing MPS and ML families! --Alison Blue
In honor of Jennifer Klein, the sweetest daughter --Terri Klein

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