The Beginning of the Ride

Courtney Carver, a talented photographer and avid biker with multiple sclerosis, is applying her passion, can-do attitude and creativity to help raise money to support the research of the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF), the nonprofit where I work.

She created the Ride Project with the goal of raising $1,000,000 for the MRF's research in developing the next generation of treatments for MS. She will be selling limited edition photographic prints focused on things that move, since MS is a neurological disease that is known to stop people's mobility.
In her own words:

About My MS

In July of 2006, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I thought my vertigo and fatigue was the result of an ear infection but after many tests, I learned that I had MS. The past few years have been a roller coaster of healing involving yoga, diet changes, lifestyle adjustments and MS drugs. The only constant in this journey has been my fight. From the minute I knew what I was up against, I started fighting. With the love and support of my family, friends and MS blogging community, I now have a lean mean fighting team ready to do what it takes to put an end to MS. In the meantime, I am living with it in the best possible way.

About My photography

Photography is part of me and has been ever since I can remember. In my experience, I have loved the sound of a shutter, the smell of dark room chemicals and now the immediate gratification of digital photography. When I was at Savannah College of Art and Design twenty years ago, being a fine art photographer was my dream.

In the fall of 2008, I produced my first collection, “Boats and Lines” You can view that here: www.mackaybrooke.com and purchase the images here. With interest from the cycling community in the image “Spin” and my desire to CURE MS, the Ride project came to life.

I am living the dream.

Please visit Courtney Carver’s site and checkout the gorgeous movement-focused photographs that she is selling — and if you can purchase a photograph and support the MRF's MS research!

Thank you so much Courtney for applying your creativity, ingenuity and energy to helping the MRF achieve its mission of speeding up the discovery of myelin repair treatments for individuals with MS everywhere.