I am happy to announce that the 'Chauns RC (riding club) will be hosting a MPS Awareness Event on Friday May 15th 2015, National MPS Awareness Day! We will start the event with the 'CHAUNS 1ST ANNUAL MPS AWARENESS RIDE beginning with a meet, greet and route briefing at the Long Branch Lake swimming area parking lot at 4pm. Kickstands up at 4:30. We will return to the shelter house of the swimming area parking lot at 5pm. Free hotdogs will be served from 5 to 6:30pm and don't forget to get a balloon for the balloon release at 6:45 followed by a sky lantern release at sundown from the'Chauns RC! Donations are welcome and will be given to the National MPS Society for research to help find a cure and develop a treatment. If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to donate you can do so at http://mpssociety.org We will have a information area at the event where you can learn more about MPS and related diseases, purchase T-shirts and bracelets and get a balloon for the balloon release.
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and related diseases are lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) caused by the body's inability to produce specific enzymes. Normally, the body uses enzymes to break down and recycle materials in cells. In individuals with MPS and related diseases, the missing or insufficient enzyme prevents the proper recycling process, resulting in the storage of materials in virtually every cell of the body. More information about MPS and related diseases @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vbXBzc29jaWV0eS5vcmcvOjo=:http://mpssociety.org]