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1,200 cyclists finish Star Tribune MS TRAM today
More than $1 million raised to help end MS

July 27, 2007

Contact: Emily Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS—Today approximately 1,200 cyclists finished the five-day, 300-mile Star Tribune MS TRAM Bike Tour, raising more than $1 million to help fund multiple sclerosis research and programs to help people living with the disease in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Cyclists in the 18th annual Star Tribune MS TRAM started in Walker Monday, July 23, and rode through Park Rapids, Itasca State Park, Wadena and Fergus Falls before finishing today, July 27, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, Minn. At the festive finish, cyclists were greeted by cheering friends, family members and volunteers.

The National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter would like to thank the following sponsors for their commitment to moving closer toward a world free of MS: Star Tribune; Ameriprise Financial Services; TCC Materials; DTN/Meteorlogix; FOX 9 KMSP; My 29 WFTC; J & J Distributing; Premium Waters; Nature Valley; Pearsons Candy Company; Jacks Links; Gatorade; Unicel; FreightMasters; Dart; Roadway Express; Transport America; Frito Lay; Old Dutch; Bicycle Chain; County Cycles; Tonka Cycle & Ski; and The Bike & Fitness Company.

In all the Star Tribune MS TRAM has raised more than $10 million to help support people living with MS and fund research for a cure. This year, riders have come from 31 different U.S. states and one Canadian province. For more information, visit http://www.mstram.com/ or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS. To visit the Star Tribune MS TRAM online media kit, visit http://www.mssociety.org/.


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