Mayor's Column
mayor The 34th Annual Bike MS City to Shore Ride will be held on Sept. 27 and 28. Voorhees is again proud to be a participant in the event, which begins at the Woodcrest Speedline Station in Cherry Hill then winds its way through our community.

Named by Bicycling Magazine as the "Best Cycling Getaway in N.J.," the ride promises to be the best cycling experience on the East Coast and takes riders through scenic South Jersey to Ocean City. Ride with 7,000 cyclists of all ages and cycling abilities for the challenge of your choice with several route options. Enjoy flat terrain as you travel through the quaint towns and back roads of South Jersey. Pedal through the blueberry fields of Hammonton, experience the serene beauty of the Pine Barrens and listen to the waves as you roll into historic Ocean City. Following an overnight stay, cyclists return to Cherry Hill on Sunday for a festive finish line celebration.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system which impacts the lives of more than 14,000 local people who live with the disease. The symptoms are unpredictable and vary from person to person. They can range from abnormal fatigue or numbness to severe vision problems or difficulty walking.

The National MS Society's mission is to create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. As the largest non-profit fundraiser of MS research in the world, the Society has invested more than $500 million and provides more services to those living with MS than any other organization in the world.

The bike event is projected to raise over $5 million to continue the Society's mission. Cyclists will travel though our Township to unite in the fight against MS. All funds raised are used to support medical research and provide services for local families living with MS.

Bike MS depends on the support of more than 1,200 volunteers for its success each year. If you choose not to ride, your help as a volunteer would be appreciated. All volunteers will receive a 2014 Bike MS T-shirt.

To learn more about the event or to register to participate or volunteer, visit www.mscycling.org or call 1 -800-445-BIKE.

Get ready for the ride of your life. Enjoy an unforgettable ride to an unbeatable destination for a world free of MS.

** The Voorhees Animal Orphanage will hold its 18th Annual Woofstock on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Connolly Park. The event will feature festivities for animal lovers of all ages and their leashed pets as well as appearances by the Mummers and Master Chef Joseph Poon. Crafters and vendors are welcome. Admission is a $1 donation but senior citizens and children under 5 are free. For more information about Woofstock or the Animal Orphanage, visit www.theanimalorphanage.org.

** The Kirkwood Lake Fall Clean Up will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers meet at the end of Pinelawn Avenue in Lindenwold to clean the trails that run through the park.
Voorhees, New Jersey
2400 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: (856) 429 - 7174
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