KerfootLab and Friends at the 2017 PwC MS Bike Ride

 Team Microbiology & Immunology: (left to right) KerfootLab members Heather, Rajiv, Kate and Yodit. Dikeakos Lab members Aaron and Brennan. And then Steve. 

Team Microbiology & Immunology: (left to right) KerfootLab members Heather, Rajiv, Kate and Yodit. Dikeakos Lab members Aaron and Brennan. And then Steve. 

As we have for the last few years, members of the lab and others from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology took part in the 2017 PwC MS Bike Ride from Grand Bend to London and back.

 Heather and Kate make wraps

Heather and Kate make wraps

 Rajiv checks out the wraps

Rajiv checks out the wraps

Heather, Kate, and Rajiv donated their considerable talents to help feed hungry riders at the half-way point on the first day.

 Start line, Day 1

Start line, Day 1

 Start line, Day 2. Still smiling!

Start line, Day 2. Still smiling!

Yodit and Steve were joined by Brennan and Aaron from the Dikeakos Lab to make the ride from Grand Bend to London on Day 1 and then back again on Day 2. Everyone made it safe and well fed, thanks to the great organizers and volunteers that made it a great day. 

 
 150km later: tired, hungry, but still smiling.

150km later: tired, hungry, but still smiling.

 

Other $1.4m was raised by this ride to support both research and community programs that are run by the MS Society of Canada. This is a great opportunity to that the MS Society for their support; Rajiv is funded by an MSSOC PhD Studentship and Kate holds an MSSOC Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Thanks must also go to all of the volunteers and donors that make it possible for the MS Society to do the important work that it does.