Nikolay Yakovlev, Can Kanli, Carlos Acosta, Faruk Capan, Tami Jennings, and Jenna Brown, looking like a million bucks in the new Intouch Group bike gear.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory and autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that’s diagnosed twice as frequently in women as it is in men. MS degrades the brain’s nerve fibers and can cause problems with movement, coordination, sensation and thinking. Some people call MS an “invisible disease,” because in addition to affecting movement and coordination, it can manifest in ways other people can’t see, like extreme fatigue, muscle spasms, vision problems, forgetfulness and more. It’s estimated that there are more than 400,000 people in the United States living with MS.

Last Saturday, team Intouch Group, including Intouch CEO Faruk Capan, put on its brand-new biking gear and pedaled 66.2 miles to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as part of Kansas City’s annual BikeMS event.

“It made me proud to see other Intouch jerseys on the road,” said account director Nikolay Yakovlev, “and to be able to take part in the biggest group cycling fundraising event in the area and for a great cause.”

Philanthropic activities are a big part of Intouch’s culture, and in addition to reimbursing the cost of entrance fees through our Feet on the Ground program, Intouch also covered the BikeMS fundraising goal for this year’s team.

“The camaraderie and support throughout the event was remarkable,” said Nik, “reminding us just how wonderful and supporting our local community is and how lucky we are to be a part of it.”

Carlos Acosta, Faruk Capan and Can Kanli, ready to roll!

Tami Jennings, Carlos Acosta, Faruk Capan, and Nikolay Yaklovlev, taking a break on the route.