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Help "Team Swirl" in the Fight Against MS!

Beth Ribblett



One of the great things about owning your own business is that you have the ability to direct your efforts and resources to causes you are passionate about.  Our decision to start "Team Swirl" began when one of our friends was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007.  Christy began to train with us that year on a 20 year-old 10 speed road bike, which she road up until the day of the MS Tour. She completed the first day of the tour, 75 miles, on her new and improved road bike and has inspired us all to continue to train, raise funds and ride the MS Tour.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society uses funds collected from the MS Bike Tour to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike, because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the MS Bike Tour, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."

For the last 2 years "Team Swirl" was the top fund raiser for the Louisiana MS Tour.  Last year alone we raised close to $40,000 and surpassed the large corporate teams such as Shell, Entergy, Dow, UPS and more.

So how can you help in 2010?
-Make a tax-deductible donation online to MS by sponsoring Team Swirl, please go to: National MS Society Team Swirl

-Attend our 4th Annual MS Benefit Thursday, August 26th at 6:00pm held in true Swirl style – great wine, food, auction items and people watching for a mere $20.
What Do You Get for Your $20 Donation?
    * A tasting of 6 incredible wines compliments of Republic National Beverage Company
    * Great wine and art related silent auction items including regular and large format bottles, gift certificates, artwork, Saints memorabilia and more!
    * Delicious food to munch on while you are tasting and bidding by a local chef prepared with groceries compliments of Canseco's!
    * Meet Team Swirl, our group of riders who are dedicated to raising $30,000 and making a difference for people living with MS.
    *Want to bid or hang out, but not due the tasting?  Have a glass of wine at the bar, the proceeds will be donated to MS this evening!

For reservations for the tasting (the event is limited to 60 people) and more information, call 504-304-0635