CRANSTON, RI – Employees and friends of DiPrete Engineering participated in the National MS Society’s annual Bike MS: Ride the Rhode event held June 20-21, raising a total of $22,793 that will support research to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
This year, 15 cyclists from DiPrete Engineering’s “PT Riders”, participated in the ride along a 150-mile route that began at the Narragansett Pier School. The PT Riders were among the top five fundraising teams in Rhode Island.
Since 2005, DiPrete Engineering has raised over $225,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the Bike MS event, golf tournaments, and wine tastings. In 2012 it was honored by the Rhode Island Multiple Sclerosis Society for its efforts to support the organization and help fight the disease.
“Since I have been working for the National MS Society, the PT Riders have always been in the top 10 fundraising teams,” said Megan Cutler, Development Manager. “We are always so impressed with their loyalty and we are so lucky to have them as part of the Ride the Rhode family. We are forever grateful for their PT Riders and contributors.”
In addition to helping find a cure for multiple sclerosis, donations raised through the Bike MS event go toward providing direct support and financial assistance for medications and medical equipment for those living with multiple sclerosis.
“We are so proud of all the cyclists and supporters who contributed to DiPrete Engineering’s fundraising effort for Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2015,” said Dennis DiPrete, Principal of DiPrete Engineering. “For years, DiPrete Engineering has been a strong supporter of the inspiring work of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the whole office looks forward to this event each year.”
Earlier in June, DiPrete Engineering hosted a wine and beer tasting event to also benefit the organization. The event featured samples from local vineyards, breweries, and restaurants including Michael Lester and Mike Bianco of MS Walker, Jim Verde of Verde Vineyards, Steven Wynn of Wine Brothers, and Westport Rivers’ owner Corey Nuffer who helped in supplying and pouring the selections of local wines. Beer samplings were provided by Proclamation Ale Co., Tilted Barn Brewery, and Buzzards Bay Brewing. Oysters and littlenecks were available by Jody King, Kevin Thibodeau of Luckyfoot Ranch provided farm-fresh salsa and relish, and Ocean State Sandwich, using locally sourced ingredients, created finger foods.
“As always, we were thrilled by the community’s support of our team,” added DiPrete. “Our firm and its employees are committed to servingNew England through fundraising for important causes and community events,” added DiPrete.
ABOUT DIPRETE ENGINEERING: DiPrete Engineering is a leading civil engineering, planning and surveying firm in New England. The firm has offices in Cranston, RI, Newport, RI, and Boston, MA. www.diprete-eng.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCERLOSIS SOCIETY: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is committed to driving research for a cure to multiple sclerosis and to provide programs and services that improve the lives of individuals living with MS. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/