Employees and friends of DiPrete Engineering recently participated in the 150-mile-long Bike MS: Ride the Rhode event, raising over $15,000 to support research dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.
DiPrete Engineering’s Bike MS team, the PT Riders, have participated in the annual race since 2005 when they were introduced to the ride by Dennis DiPrete, President of DiPrete Engineering. DiPrete began riding after his sister-in-law, Pegi, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then, the team has raised over $260,000 through biking, golf tournaments and wine tastings.
This year, the PT Riders were among the top 10 fundraising teams in Rhode Island.
“Our firm is committed to serving our community through fundraising for important causes and events,” said DiPrete. “We are very proud of all who participated and contributed to this annual fundraising effort and look forward to more successful rides in the years to come.”
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.
To learn more about Bike MS and other MS fundraising opportunities visit www.nationalmssociety.org.