STLCOP Student Fundraises for Multiple Sclerosis at Bike MS
Published on 23 September 2015
Varun Chakravarthy, P1 student, has ridden more than 300 miles to help raise funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research. On Sept. 12-13, Chakravarthy participated in his third Bike MS event where he traveled 150 miles across the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Attracting thousands of cyclist, Bike MS is an annual event that raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in order to fund research for a cure. Every year, teams of cyclists compete to see who could raise the most amount of money.
“I got involved in Bike MS because I love cycling and it gave me the chance to raise money for multiple sclerosis,” said Chakravarthy.
Upon learning about the challenges of living with MS, Chakravarthy was inspired to join Team Hogan. Together, Chakravarthy and his team have raised more than $140,000 for Bike MS.
Chakravarthy credits his work as a student pharmacist for teaching him the importance of getting involved with community events like Bike MS.
“During my time at STLCOP, I have worked in retail pharmacies throughout the St. Louis area,” said Chakravarthy. “While working in a pharmacy, I was able to meet a lot of different people who inspired me to give back to my community.”
Not only did Bike MS give Chakravarthy the opportunity to give back, but he also enjoyed seeing other cyclists come together for a great cause.