Richard Gardner Swims On High To Fight MS

Richard Gardner Swims On High To Fight MS

Richard Gardner, whose nickname is Dix, has multiple sclerosis with plans to complete his second Sierra Nevada Open Water 4 MS campaign on August 27th.

Gardner explains, “I will be back in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California where I will be setting out to complete my second Sierra Nevada Open Water 4MS Swim-Trifecta

My inspiration for Sierra Nevada Open Water 4MS came to me in 2014 as I stood on the deck of June Mountain ski lodge overlooking the glimmering blue-green waters of June Lake and Gull Lake. Last summer 2021, I finally swam the lengths of both those lakes, and also Lake Mary, completing my first Sierra Nevada Open Water Swim-Trifecta 4MS.

On August 27th,  I will be swimming three additional lakes resting just below the peak of Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California: Twin Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, and Lake George at an elevation of 9,250 feet (2,819 meters).”

Donations will support the Race to Erase MS Foundation; their Center Without Walls program looks to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Funding research is the core focus of the foundation and all funds raised support their Center Without Walls program, a selected network of the nation’s top MS research centers. This nationwide collaboration of physicians and scientists are on the cutting-edge of innovative research programs, working as a team on therapeutic approaches to eradicate MS. In addition to combatting MS through research in a clinical environment, hoping to increase awareness by educating the public about this mystifying disease.

Today the Race to Erase MS has raised over US$50 million for Multiple Sclerosis research. The Foundation is proud to have funded the scientific discoveries that lead to the FDA approval of ‘Ocrevus’ in March 2017. A breakthrough drug benefitting those with Relapsing Remitting MS and Progressive MS. 

Donations (visit here) in honor of Richard ‘Dix’ Gardner, benefiting Race To Erase MS, Center Without Walls program.

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