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Alumnus and friends pedal for MS cure

My name is Scott Tashlik and I am a graduate of Alfred University class of 1991. Alfred has always had a special place in my heart and I credit my time at Alfred for helping me to become the man, husband and father I am.

Last year three Dads and I rode in the 50-mile MS Twin Forks Ride to raise funds for research in order to help those living and suffering with MS. The ride began in South Hampton and followed a route to the North Fork, to Shelter Island, and back to South Hampton. It was such fun and we enjoyed each and every pedal stroke. This year we are again participating in the Twin Forks ride and we've decided to challenge ourselves further and ride 100 miles over two days.

Between the four of us we have 11 beautiful, healthy children and the support of our amazing and beautiful wives. We are all very lucky in that each of our children are healthy and happy and the love within each family is overflowing. We recognized that all families are not as lucky and therefore are doing what we can to help improve the lives of adults, children and their families by raising funds to help continue MS research.

There is a children's book where a young child chatting with a grandparent is taught a wonderful life lesson; live your life to the fullest, experience all you can and make the world a better place than when you arrived. While we recognize the money we hope to raise pales in comparison to what is needed to make the lives of those suffering with MS better or to find a cure; this is our little part to make the world a better place than when we arrived.

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