Help AXcademy Help Fight Against MS(Last Updated On: June 7, 2016)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease, debilitating over two million individuals around the world. Although not contagious, there is no known cure for MS, leaving infected individuals with a range of life altering symptoms. Research into the cause, treatment, and cure for MS is ongoing, and absolutely critical in helping improve the quality of life for those who have the misfortune of suffering with MS.
At AXcademy, we have taken an invested interest in MS and the search for a cure. Our commitment to supporting research into the disease, its development and symptoms has led us to support one of the world’s leading organizations in the study of MS. Through them, we have developed a plan to help fund the cause with your help, but at no cost to you.
AXcademy donates 25% of Open Class course fees
At AXcademy, we hope that our contribution gives you incentive to sign on for classes this week. Cykelnerven is an annual event, so this is your only chance to make a charitable donation at no real cost to you. Support us, and MS patients, in the simplest way possible.
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No time for training, still want to donate?
If you haven't got time to participate in our classes, but want to donate an amount for the research (small or large) anyway:
- In Denmark, this can be done directly to Cykelnerven by using Mobile Pay number 24 41 84 65.
- Outside Denmark, you can donate by “purchasing” our donation event
What is Cykelnerven – Or Bike Nerve
Each year, the Danish Sclerosis Association has a fundraising event known as Cykelnerven or Bike Nerve. Cykelnerven has been designed specifically for people who love to bike ride, and seek an ultimate challenge. This is a three day event that puts participants through the same rigors that are presented at the Tour de France Peloton. Since its inception, the race has gained national attention and become a televised event with Olympic Champions and other celebrities taking part alongside MS survivors, their families, and other individuals. Only 250 participants are elected to take part, and we are extremely proud that two of those will be representing our organization.
As a company AXcademy has already donated to this worthy cause. In addition, we will donate 25% of all proceeds that stem from open classes that are booked through our website during this week. There will be no extra charge to you for signing up for the classes, making this an easy way to support a reputable charity at no cost.
The fight for a cure for MS is a topic that means a lot to the founders and teaching administrators here at AXcademy. It is our hope that individuals and businesses who have been contemplating our program will take advantage of this unique opportunity to sign up now. With proper training, you are enabled with success, while research efforts into a cure for MS are supported at the same time.
You can learn more about Cykelnerven 2016 by clicking here. Details about the bike ride are available along with reports on the various ways this noteworthy organization uses the donated money to make a difference for those with MS. Philanthropy and events like the Cykelnerven are behind hundreds of thousands of individuals being able to live an active life, despite having been diagnosed with MS.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is an immune-mediated process where there is an abnormal response in the body’s immune system that is directed at the central nervous system. Despite years of research, the exact antigen responsible for this attack is still unknown, making this an immune-mediated disease rather than an autoimmune one.
During the progression of MS, the immune system initiates an attack against myelin – the fatty substance which insulates nerve fibers in the central nervous system. The nerve fibers are also attacked, contributing to a wide range of symptoms that affect both physical and mental skills. Those afflicted may begin to have trouble with speech, vision and coordination.
Most individuals diagnosed with MS will begin to develop symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40. This wide age span and variety of symptoms make the disease particularly difficult to diagnose. Unusual sensations like “pins and needles” in the extremities, problems with vision, bladder issues and trouble walking are all early indicators of MS. Any one of these symptoms may appear and then disappear, adding to the difficulty in an accurate diagnosis.
Causing the symptoms is the damage to the myelin of the spine or brain. The scarring that results can be found at any point in the central nervous system, attributing to the disease’s ability to affect just about any normal body function. The relay of signals from the brain to the body is slowly shutting down, causing the affected individual to experience loss of control.
Multiple Sclerosis Research
Up until 1946, there was very little known about MS and research into the disease was virtually non-existent. At that time, the National MS Society was formed by Sylvia Lawry and scientists began taking a closer look at the diagnosis, treatment and cure. Over 7 decades later and we finally find MS is easier diagnosed, there are now therapies that help to manage MS, and risk factors have been identified. Still, there is a long way to go in finding a reason for the development of MS and a cure.
The Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1957, and has been a leader in providing information and research on the illness. More importantly, they have an entire branch of the operation that is devoted entirely to counseling services. This allows for patients and their family members to get professional help for free from psychologists and counselors.
A large part of the research into MS that takes place in Denmark and around the world is in part funded by the Danish MS Society. They operate solely on collected funds to help make a positive difference in the lives of those living with MS.