Milgard Windows & Doors, with the support of Masco Corporation, raised over $27,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through their participation in Bike MS, putting them in the Top 10 of fundraising companies.

The Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic, is a two-day ride through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties of Washington State. As many as 2,000 riders participate each year to aid in driving MS research forward faster and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

“The support we receive helps address the challenges of each person affected by MS by enabling the Society to offer more programs, services and fund more research,” said Patricia Shepherd-Barnes, president of the National MS Society.

“It was fun, exciting as well as wet and exhausting. Hundreds of riders stopped by the Milgard rest stop where we filled water bottles and handed out snacks. They thanked me for serving them and I thanked them for riding and raising money,” said Kelly Bachenberg, application developer at Milgard. “A friend of mine with three children is only 30 years old and has MS. He’s just a year into the disease and his muscles don’t work and he is unsteady on his feet. I hope that this is the year they find a cure.”

Ten volunteers from the Milgard team participated in the day’s event by riding or manning the rest stop. There was a great sense of common purpose among those who participated in this worthwhile event that they were helping in a small way, the only way they could. Milgard has supported this cause for six years in a row.

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