The 21st Annual Race To Nowhere took place on February 23rd at the Kirmayer Fitness Center in Kansas City. Participants raced stationary bikes as fast as they could to raise support for the MS Achievement Center to continue to provide life-changing programs for adults with multiple sclerosis. The Numotion Foundation joined others who contributed to the event. This year’s race raised over $70,000 to support the progress people are making at the MS Achievement Center.
The Mid America MS Achievement Center was established in 1995 with the mission of opening a center to provide therapeutic services for individuals with a progressive form of MS. The Center opened its doors on August 14, 1997, to six participants who received services once a week and has grown steadily to serve 70 members today. The Center, located at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the heart of Kansas City, is one of only a handful of similar programs in the entire United States. With a 20+ year history of serving people with progressed MS, the MS Achievement Center at KU is uniquely equipped to support the complex needs of these individuals and their care partners. Their interdisciplinary team addresses the needs of the entire person as they navigate the challenges of MS. Mobility, exercise, activities of daily living, emotional wellness, and recreation are all part of the core program.