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Snowmobilers hit the trails for MS Submitted: 01/24/2014
Story By Shardaa Gray

Snowmobilers hit the trails for MS
EAGLE RIVER - We hear about walks and runs to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.

But this time of the year people are raising funds by snowmobiling.

More than 140 snowmobilers hit the trails today.

It was for the 31st annual MS Snowmobile Tour.

The money they raise will fund research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

"There are some people that need wheelchair assistance. There are some people
that need driving assistance; those sorts of things," said MS Snowmobile Tour
Co-Chairman, Marty Iverson.

"There is a college scholarship fund. All these fund raising efforts go to help
all those causes."

One snowmobiler has participated in the tour for 20 years.

Her husband has MS.

"We continued to just ride no matter what. His hands were bad; legs were bad,
put him on the machine, bungee cord," said Cindy Ferg.

"Do whatever we needed to do and all of a sudden my boys were coming and now all
three of them are riding. It just keeps his spirit alive."

Snowmobilers traveled through Lac du Flambeau, Sayner and Eagle River.

Tomorrow they will stop in St. Germain.


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