Sunday, April 22, 2007

Liipfert Rides Again!

This weekend marked the 23rd annual two-day bicycle ride from Houston to Austin to raise funds to support research and programs for the 17,000 individuals in Texas affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Featuring 13,000 cyclists, this year's Bike Tour is expected to raise $12 million to benefit MS research and Lone Star Chapter programs. Since its inception, the Lone Star Chapter's MS 150 Bike Tour has raised more than $60 million. Sponsored the last few years by BP where Christian Liipfert is a corporate attorney, the MS 150 has become the largest nonprofit sporting event in Texas as well as the largest two-day bicycle ride in the country.

Christian is part of an elite group of 300 fundraisers which collectively raised $2.6 million last year for MS. If you'd like to support Christian, whose brother John was diagnosed with MS in 2005, please go to BP MS 150. BP will match up to the first $5,000 of donations made by May 22 through Christian's website link.