DiPrete Engineering bike riders raise over $19K to support MS Society

THE DIPRETE ENGINEERING cycling team prepares for the start of the Bike MS: Ride the Rhode event at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown. / COURTESY DIPRETE ENGINEERING

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – DiPrete Engineering employees and their friends recently raised more than $19,000 while participating in Bike MS: Ride the Rhode cycling event.

DiPrete’s team, PT Riders, rode 150 miles over two days to support finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. The ride started and finished at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown. The PT Riders were among the top six fundraising teams in Rhode Island, according to DiPrete.

In addition to the race fundraiser, DiPrete, which has offices in Cranston, Newport and Boston, also held a beer and wine tasting to benefit the Rhode Island chapter of the National MS Society.

Multiple sclerosis is a long-term disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It can cause difficulties with balance, muscle control, vision and other body functions. Millions of people have been diagnosed with MS.

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