The Home. T donates a portion of its profits to multiple sclerosis research, and someone emailed recently asking why we do so.
There are plenty of reasons why, some hitting closer to home than others, but at the end of the day it’s nasty disease that can impact anyone, at just about any time, and donating to the cause is a top priority.
One of my first experiences with multiple sclerosis was in my early 20’s. My girlfriend at the time had a cousin with the disease, and it just so happened that we were pretty much the same age, and shared the same name, Ryan. The disease negatively impacted Ryan very quickly and he was already bound to a wheelchair by the time I met him. To this day, thinking about him is still a bit mind boggling.
Once I met Ryan I started doing a bike ride back home called the Tour to Tanglewood – one of the rides that benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – and that was my first experience with trying to raise money for the cause.
Fast forward a number of years, and there are other people now in my life that are also impacted by multiple sclerosis. When my fiancée and I started the company, the thought of donating a portion of The Home. T’s profits to multiple sclerosis research was practically a no-brainer.
We know that our efforts are just a drop in the bucket, but as you know, if you get enough drops in the bucket, it will eventually become full.
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In 2011, Beth Donaldson, mother of two and wife of a police SWAT officer, was busy with work and the day-to-day life of raising two children. But when she was diagnosed with MS at 40, she dedicated herself to making a difference. Now she and her husband Mike run Living MS and are launching a charity bike ride to benefit MS awareness and research.