Utah has one of the highest incidence rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the country with over 30,000 Utahns affected by MS. The University of Utah is a major MS research center with 5 studies currently funded by the National MS Society. The money fundraised by Team Iron Eagles goes directly to fund the vital research that leads to effective treatments and, one day, a cure for this disease.
Why We Ride
Team IRON EAGLES is a group of friends and family dedicated to fighting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We join forces to raise money for the National MS Society to support the great programs they have available to help members of the community and to support the exciting research being done in the field. We blog about why we ride, our experiences at fundraising events, our fundraisers and training tips. We also have links to information on MS and MS research. In the future we hope to expand our reach to include other diseases that affect those we love. JOIN US!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
One of our fundraisers is an iPhone/iPad app called CureMS.
A few years ago when iPhone applications first launched, Bill, like thousands of other programmers, decided to try his hand at iPhone programming. It was a lot of fun! I still remember the thrill of seeing people from all over the world downloading his ShakeItUp app. It was very cool. I immediately thought of making millions and retiring early LOL Bill's first thought however was of creating a fundraising app. What a great idea, eh? And that's how the idea for CureMS came to be.
CureMS is a simple tab-based application containing facts about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and links to websites with information about MS and MS research. There is a tab with a Join us! button which links you to this blog where you can find links to either join team Iron Eagles or donate directly to the National MS Society. Another tab has an animation that visually represents what people can do to help others who have been touched by MS.