4th annual Tour de South Shore Bike Ride October 5, 2013

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4th annual Tour de South Shore bike ride

Tour de South Shore
Tour de South Shore

The McCourt Foundation Announces Tour de South Shore
Annual Bike Ride for Alzheimer’s and MS

Hingham, MA (August 14, 2013) The McCourt Foundation will host the 4th annual Tour de South Shore, a 25-mile and 50-mile scenic bike ride along the scenic south shore to support Alzheimer’s and MS research on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Teams and individual riders, along with volunteers, are welcome to register at www.TourdeSouthShore.org. Prizes and awards will be presented to top fundraisers and lunch will be provided by Bertucci’s. EMD Serono and Pfizer are presenting sponsors of the 4th annual Tour de South Shore.

Both courses will begin and end at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham, MA and will pass through neighboring towns Cohasset, Scituate and Norwell. All participants are encouraged to compete at their own pace, and there is no fundraising minimum required to enter.

“It gives me great pride to once again host the Tour de South Shore in Hingham. It’s exciting for our foundation and we have some wonderful supporters backing this event,” said McCourt Foundation Executive Director Brian McCourt. “With this ride, we hope to raise more awareness around the diseases and bring families and friends together for a community event supporting Alzheimer’s and MS research. Our family has experienced the affects of Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis and we know that these debilitating diseases impact the entire family. We feel our efforts are making a difference to people suffering with these diseases.”

The McCourt Foundation pursues philanthropic donations to support innovative biomedical research for cures for Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. In its collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the foundation is proud to be supporting the extraordinary work of Dr. Dennis Selkoe and Dr. Howard Weiner, world-renowned researchers of Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis, respectively. The Mccourt Foundation also provides medical updates and seminars to help educate patients and caregivers.

“Approaches to Alzheimer’s that block the effects of amyloid are now in clinical trials and offer potential hope to people with this devastating disorder,” said Dr. Dennis J. Selkoe, Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Funds raised through the McCourt Foundation will help accelerate our basic research and bring us closer to treatment and prevention.”

“We are very pleased that the McCourt Foundation has decided to support our research,” said Dr. Howard L. Weiner, Author of Curing MS and Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “There are many reasons to feel very excited about the current progress being made in MS research as we move forward to a cure.”

The McCourt Foundation:
The McCourt family lost their father to multiple sclerosis after being diagnosed in the prime of his life and after fighting the disease for 42 years finally succumbing to it at the age of 67. Soon after his death, their mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she passed away in August 2008. For the past 22 years, the McCourt Foundation and their committee of colleagues and friends have run successful fund raising events including the McCourt Gala and Auction, Boston Marathon Team and the Tour de South Shore. The success of these events propelled the family to formally establish the McCourt Foundation in 2004. For more information, please visit www.mccourtfoundation.org.

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