The Freedom MS150 Cyclist Team Rides to Support the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis
Giving back to meaningful causes and participating in philanthropic efforts is an essential part of our culture here at Freedom Mortgage. This year, Freedom Mortgage teamed up with Bike MS for the MS150 City to Shore Bicycle Ride to help support the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s more than a ride—it’s an experience driven by passion, camaraderie, and an overall desire to make a difference. The Bike MS community has raised more money than any other cycling event for any other cause.
From September 25-26, 2021 the Freedom Mortgage MS150 Cyclist Team successfully participated in this fun and philanthropic fitness challenge, covering over 75 miles from Cherry Hill, N.J. to Ocean City, N.J. The round trip included a stay overnight before heading back home again on the second leg of the journey. Together, the riders and Freedom Mortgage raised over $5,000 as one of several local teams for this most deserving cause. MS is a devastating and unpredictable disease, but funds raised through this annual event have helped power cutting-edge research and critical services to ensure those affected by MS have the resources they need to live their best lives.
Team Captain and Digital Product Manager Paul Thorson said of the event, “This was my third time participating as a rider in the MS150 and my first time as a Team Captain. This event is special to so many people because MS has touched many of our loved ones’ lives. Every dollar raised goes toward lifesaving research to rid the world of this disease. It’s inspiring to ride alongside thousands upon thousands of fellow human beings all pedaling for the same cause.
“I started at Freedom Mortgage in March of 2020, one and a half weeks prior to the pandemic shutdown. As Team Captain, leading our MS150 team has enabled me to meet colleagues, some for the very first-time in person, while riding safely together. We are all living in very uncertain times, but it’s events like this that help invigorate a sense of camaraderie and hope that is hard to find anywhere else. It makes me proud to work for a company like Freedom Mortgage, which supported our inaugural team through sponsoring our jerseys along with a donation to Bike MS. I can’t wait to do this again in 2022, and hopefully, we can inspire more people to join our team to reach new milestones!”