The oil and gas industry is more than just getting hydrocarbons out of the ground and into the hands of consumers. The oilfield is a community built on hard work and helping others. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been part of this community since 1984 and raised more than $240 million to support MS research, programs and services that are changing the world for people affected by MS.
We sat down with Justin Martin with the National MS Society and Micah Love, one of the MS Ambassadors, to talk about the BP MS 150 Houston to Austin Ride, which is one of more than 80 Bike MS events across the country and is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s largest fundraising event.
BP America has been the title sponsor of the BP MS150 since 2001 and, along with Team BP, has raised nearly $17 million to support the Society’s mission. BP supports the communities where its employees live and work and is committed to serving as title sponsor of the BP MS 150 through 2018.
The 33rd Annual BP MS 150 begins on Saturday, April 29 from three start line locations in the Houston area, and finishes in front of the Bob Bullock Museum near the State Capitol in Austin on Sunday, April 30, following an overnight celebration in La Grange. The ride will connect an estimated 11,000 riders, in addition to thousands of volunteers, sponsors, donors and supporters, as they embark on a shared journey to drive awareness and raise $16 million.
The BP MS 150 is a fundraising event, not a race, and therefore is attractive for novice and experienced cyclists. If you would like to know more or make a tax-deductible donation to the National MS Society, you can do so at bpms150.net.
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For more information about how you can get involved with the BP MS150 or to make a donation you can go to bpms150.net. And remember it’s not too late to get involved as a rider or volunteer.
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Red Wing’s Oil and Gas HSE Podcast is hitting the road. Our travel is made possible by Lee Hect and Harrison, the global experts in talent management currently helping over 75% of the Fortune 500 oil and gas companies simplify the complexity of leadership and workforce transformation.
Here are all of the upcoming events we will be attending:
- The SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference; April 18 – 20
- The BP MS150; April 29 – 30
- The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC); May 1 – 4
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