Raymong Wong and Kevin Huang are bike riding across Canada to help cure multiple sclerosis.

Bikers searching for MS cure pass through Princeton

A cure for multiple sclerosis will be found soon if more funding is available, said two young men who stopped in Princeton.

A cure for multiple sclerosis will be found soon if more funding is available, said two young men who stopped in Princeton on a cross-country biking fundraiser.

“Multiple sclerosis can be diagnosed in young people, most often ages 15 to 40. Children as young as two can be diagnosed with it,” said UBC neuroscience student Kevin Huang, who passed through Princeton with his friend Raymond Wong yesterday.

They left at the end of May, but encountered bag luck when their co-rider Edward Yu fractured his collar bone and shoulder blade in Manning Park. He had surgery but couldn’t continue biking with the other two.

“Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world and MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada,” Wong said.

The cyclists will reach Newfoundland at the beginning of August.

They dipped their bike wheels into English Bay as a ceremonial start to their 8,000-kilometre journey. They plan to do the same thing when they reach the Atlantic Ocean.

The two bikers are camping along the way, packing everything they need on their bikes. Brown Bridge Pub in Princeton offered them free dinner after their long journey through Manning Park.

To learn more about the fundraiser and to make a donation go to the Three Guys, One Cure website. They are tracking their journey through a blog, as well as on their Facebook page.

 

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