INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning Monday, July 22, the Indianapolis Colts Mascot, Blue, will team up with Indiana Toyota dealerships to raise money for the National MS Society by forming a team to ride in their annual Bike MS event and collecting monetary donations over the next two months. Blue will launch the initiative on Monday, July 22, during visits to six Central Indiana Toyota Dealers over a span of three days. Blue has adopted the National MS Society as one of his favorite charities in honor of his family members and friends who have been affected by this disease, including his close friend Ryan Asdourian, who performs as Blitz, the mascot for the Seattle Seahawks.
At each of Blue’s visits to Toyota dealerships, he will arrive on a bicycle before signing autographs, meeting with fans and collecting donations for the National MS Society. Each of Blue’s stops is free and open to the public. In addition, fans can visit www.colts.com/blue to sign up to be a part of Blue’s Bike MS team and ride with him during the National MS Society event on Saturday, September 7, at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, Ind. Toyota will match all donations, up to $2,000, that are made to the National MS Society via Blue’s website at www.colts.com/blue.
Below is a list of dates and locations for Blue’s Toyota dealership visits:
MONDAY, JULY 22
TOYOTA OF MUNCIE*
Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47304
Scheumann Stadium parking lot
Located on the corner of McGalliard and Tillotson Ave
*Blue’s appearance will take place during Toyota of Muncie’s tent sale at Ball State University
3813 South LaFountain St, Kokomo, IN 46902
TUESDAY, JULY 23
CARVER TOYOTA OF COLUMBUS
10255 N US Hwy 31, Taylorsville, IN 47280
ED MARTIN TOYOTA
5500 Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46013
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
TOYOTA OF RICHMOND
5601 National Road East, Richmond, IN 47374
ROYAL SOUTH TOYOTA
3115 South Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867 (1-800-FIGHT-MS).
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