Ride for MMN supporting GBS│CIDP Foundation International
GBS│CIDP Foundation International

Why Ride?

The RIDE for MMN will support the GBS|CIDP Foundation’s very first research grant, solely dedicated to the betterment of those coping with MMN.  With this grant, physicians and scientist studying this condition will be offered a way to progress their research and, hopefully, advance treatments and cures for MMN. The RIDE for MMN starts February 1, 2022 and continues through March of 2022. Follow the directions below, create your own personal fundraising page, grab hold of hashtag #RIDEforMMN, and take a RIDE for MMN!

About the Foundation

The GBS│CIDP Foundation International is working for a future when no one with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related syndromes such as multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) suffers alone and that everyone has access to the right diagnosis and the right treatment, right away.

Our commitment is our story. It all began with eight people sitting around a dining room table 30 years ago. Through the hard work and determination of our Founder, Estelle Benson, the Foundation grew larger and has become able to support thousands of patients, family members, friends and caregivers. The Foundation is committed to continuing to provide the experience of care and support so indicative of the original grassroots mission.

Our commitment is to support those touched by GBS | CIDP and variants so that every patient has access to an early and accurate diagnosis, proper treatment, and the opportunity for a full recovery. Learn about our original Founders, Bob and Estelle Benson, and the fascinating historic journey that was once 8 and is now over 30,000 members! Our Leadership, guided by our Board of Directors, is committed to success in all areas of support, education, research and advocacy. The Foundation is extremely fortunate to be associated with the top experts in neurology. This expertise extends to you in many ways, including the Centers of Excellence programs which provide first-class care to GBS-CIDP patients.

Mutlifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) affects patients in so many different ways. In fact, no two journeys are every really the same and symptoms may be as unique and rare as the condition itself. So… why would there only be one way to raise awareness and funding for MMN research?

Interested in supporting the MMN community of patients and caregivers? Take a ride with us and show your family, friends, neighborhood and beyond, that you care for those with MMN! And like the journey of MMN itself, there’s more ways than one to RIDE for MMN too. While you might be not be inclined ,or even able, to take a traditional bike ride, you are likely able to take a ride and spread awareness in some other way. How about a stationary bike ride? A car, bus or boat ride? Golf cart? Piggy back? Even a ferris wheel or horseback ride would do! Anywhere you go and anyway you get there is a wonderful way to raise awareness for this rare neurological condition. Take a RIDE for MMN, show your support for the community, and encourage your network to support MMN research too.

How to Join?
Are you ready to RIDE for MMN? Join this awareness campaign by clicking the "Join the Ride for MMN" Challenge to make it official.

Once you click this button, you will be prompted to create your own fundraising page. Here we invite you to share your story, your connection to MMN or the Foundation's cause and how you plan to raise awareness during your RIDE for MMN.

Then, share it with the world! Send your page out to friends and family. You can ask them to join in on your challenge or donate to your page. Get creative. Ask people to donate a penny per mile you drive in the month of February. Or pledge to donate all dollar for all friends who join in posting pictures in their creative ride. All money raised from the RIDE for MMN will go towards an MMN research grant!