DiPrete Engineering employees and friends recently participated in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual Bike MS: Ride the Rhode event held June 11-12. Riding 75 miles each, the team raised over $18,500 which has been donated directly to the MS Society to help find a cure and provide direct support and financial assistance for medications and medical equipment for those living with multiple sclerosis.
This year marked DiPrete’s 20th MS Society bike ride. 10 cyclists from the PT Riders participated in the ride which began in Newport and finished at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The PT Riders were among the top five fundraising teams in Rhode Island.
“It is hard to believe that 2022 is our 20th year of riding as the PT Rider,” said Dennis DiPrete, President of DiPrete Engineering. “When we first started out in 2002 we never imagined that we would raise nearly $300,000 and cycle over 3,000 miles.”
In addition to funds raised by the race, DiPrete held its annual beer and wine tasting to benefit the MS Society, Rhode Island. Over the years, DiPrete Engineering has raised over $280,000 for the MS Society.
“We are proud of our contribution to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and also grateful for the relationships we have made along the way,” added DiPrete.
DiPrete Engineering would like to recognize those who participated in this year’s race:
MS is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms. To learn more about Bike MS and how you can become involved and/or donate visit: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/