Kingsley supports MS 150 for 17th consecutive year

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Public Afffairs
Members and friends of the 173rd Fighter Wing mashed the pedals in an effort to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis, during the Oregon Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour Aug. 4 & 5.

After traveling to Western Oregon University nine riders wearing bright red jerseys featuring Kingsley Field F-15s rode bicycles over 1,000 miles cumulatively through the Oregon countryside including picturesque Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley Vineyards.

"Thanks for riding the 2012 MS150 charity bicycle event at Monmouth, Ore.," said Vic Ford, MS 150 Team Captain. "You raised over $3,458 for the cure of Multiple Sclerosis."

The ride is personal for many of the 173rd Fighter Wing members who lost one of their own to MS. Master Sgt. Bob Miller, a former weapons troop, passed away in 2000 from the effects of the disease.

"This is the Oregon Air Guard's 17th consecutive year participating in the MS150 raising over $70,000," said Ford. "This ride was the hottest in Oregon history with a temperature of 104F at the finish. A special thanks to Oregon Air Guard leadership for their continued support of this event."

This year Brent Asay, Robert Mitchell, Anthony Morehead, Bob Morehead, John Carter, Bob Hall, Vic Ford, Scott Hoglund and Jennifer Hall rode to cure multiple sclerosis.

For more information on participating on the Kingsley Field Bicycle Team and joining the fight against multiple sclerosis contact, Chief Master Sgt. Vic Ford at (541) 885-6620.