Meet the Mills family taking part in this year’s ride to fight MS

16/04/2021 by MS Queensland

Annual fundraising event MS Brissie to the Bay is returning to Musgrave Park this year, after going virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. In its 31st year, the event aims to reconnect those living with multiple sclerosis and their families with the wider community.

One family taking part is the Mills, with father-of-two Andrew Mill riding 100km to support his wife living with MS. Megan Mill was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2018 at 32 years old.

Megan claimed her symptoms started three years prior to her diagnosis and included numbness to her shoulders, arms, and feet.

“I had a tingling sensation to various parts of my body lasting for months at a time, as well as vertigo, fatigue, loss of memory, and blurred vision,” said Megan

“When I was diagnosed the first port of call was calling MS Queensland and it was like a warm hug.”

“MS has taught me to better understand my limits – as difficult as it is to admit – but also to take each day as it comes. We are very fortunate to have a strong support network of family and friends.”

Since her diagnosis, Megan’s husband has thrown himself into fundraising for MS Queensland to support MS services and help find a cure. In 2019 Andrew and Team Megatron raised over $18,700 for those living with MS.

“I’m so proud of what Andrew has achieved for MS Queensland since taking part and I’ve been impressed by all the support we’ve received over the years. I’m excited to see what we can do this year and ready to cheer him on at the finishing line with our girls!”

“It’s a heart-warming day for me especially with everyone getting involved.”

MS Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer, David Curd, claimed the bike ride embodies Brisbane’s commitment to ensuring no one faces multiple sclerosis (MS) alone.

“This year, we want to bring our community back together to create meaningful connections and raise awareness of MS. The thousands that participate in MS Brissie to the Bay support those living with MS by funding quality care, information, treatment, and services,” said Mr Curd.

“With short courses cycling along the Brisbane river and longer courses traveling to Redland Bay and back through southern suburbs, we hope people will choose to support local businesses while taking part.”

“MS Queensland is working closely with the authorities and other relevant stakeholders to ensure we deliver an enjoyable and COVID Safe Event.”

More than 7,500 riders are expected to take part in the MS Queensland event on Sunday 13 June 2021. The charity hopes to raise over $900,000 to help people living with MS get the best out of life.

Registrations are open, with less than 100 spots left! Save a final 35% off entry price and register here.

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