Team Left Hand Raises Record Amount in 2022 for Bike MS
LONGMONT, Colo. Feb. 16, 2023 –Team Left Hand, a group of more than 600 cyclists and volunteers supported by Left Hand Brewing Company, is proud to announce they shattered their previous fundraising efforts in 2021 by $67K. The team participated in eight Bike MS rides across the country and raised a whopping $869,387 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, taking total dollars raised since their inception in 2008 to more than $6.6 million. Team Left Hand is the largest national team of riders and fundraisers for Bike MS, which is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world.
Eight regional teams, in Colorado, California, the Carolinas, Delaware, Florida, Ohio, Texas and Washington, participated in eight Bike MS rides in 2022, earning multiple awards including best jersey, best tent and largest team. First-time participants and veteran riders worked together to fundraise, volunteer, support, and bond over a common cause affecting nearly 1 million people in the United States.
Team Left Hand will continue to grow its teams in 2023 and anticipates another record-breaking fundraising year with an ambitious goal that will eclipse $7 million total dollars raised by the group over its 15-year effort. Left Hand Brewing also will continue its national sponsorship of Bike MS for the fifth year.
“Supporting Team Left Hand is one of the most fulfilling things we do at Left Hand Brewing Company. Raising this amount of money to battle multiple sclerosis would not be possible without the thousands of individuals who donate, ride, volunteer and believe in this mission,” said Chris Lennert, Team Left Hand National Captain and Left Hand Brewing COO. “We’re so proud of what we’ve accomplished, but the work isn’t done. We’ll continue to do our part to Crush MS!”
For more information on how to volunteer, sponsor, or donate to Team Left Hand, visit www.teamlefthand.com.
About Team Left Hand Brewing
Team Left Hand Brewing is a group of employees and friends dedicated to solving the riddle that is Multiple Sclerosis. Since 2008, the National team of more than 600 riders and volunteers have raised more than $6.6 million for the National MS Society and won’t stop fundraising and riding until MS stands for Mystery Solved. Team Left Hand is dedicated to fighting Multiple Sclerosis and wants to continue helping the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families live their best lives. To learn more about our teams fighting MS across the country and to get involved, please visit www.teamlefthand.com.
About Multiple Sclerosis – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Bike MS
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. There is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to mobility challenges, blindness and paralysis. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men. The National MS Society, founded in 1946, funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world. Each year, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 teams ride together to change the world for people with MS. Connect to learn more and get involved: nationalMSsociety.org, or sign up at www.bikeMS.org
About Left Hand Brewing Company
About Left Hand Brewing Company Left Hand Brewing Company, founded in Longmont, Colorado, is one of the original pioneers in craft brewing. From a humble homebrew kit beginning to becoming one of the top 50 craft breweries in the U.S., Left Hand has continued to grow and innovate throughout our 29-year history. Famous for our Nitro series, Left Hand launched America’s original Nitro bottle with our flagship Milk Stout Nitro and the first production run of U.S.- made Nitro widget cans. We’re proud to be one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado with 29 Great American Beer Festival medals,11 World Beer Cup awards and 9 European Beer Star awards. Our collection of year-round and seasonal beers is available in 45 states, DC and internationally. To learn more, please visit www.lefthandbrewing.com.