December 21 2016 0comment

IHI E&C BP MS 150 Bike Team Snares Coveted Gold Safety Award

IHI E&C’s BP MS 150 bicycling team met to gear up for the road ahead (the next BP MS 150 is April 29-30, 2017) and to receive the MS Society’s Gold Safety Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Lisa Dannenbaum-Shaw, Manager of Development.

“It was an honor to meet some of your team and share in the success of achieving the Gold Safety Award,” Lisa said.  “I can’t thank you enough for championing our cause and embracing it so much and really making it your cause as well.  As you know, not all teams have the drive to push forward and make that happen.

“You put the focus on safety together with IHI E&C’s average fund raising per rider, at $1,500, far above our benchmark of minimum $400, and I am pleased to recognize this top-tier team for safety and giving,” she said.

“You are very fortunate to surround yourself with an excellent team of support,” she said. “I can tell that they are all committed to helping us make a world free of MS.”

The BP MS 150 is the nation’s largest cycling charity event, with more than 13,000 riders and 6,000 volunteers.  The 2017 run will be the event’s 33rd anniversary raising funds for this worthy cause.

The IHI E&C team partners on the ride from Houston to Austin with teams from Air Liquide and Williams, other companies encouraging teamwork, camaraderie and safety.

“Safety is the top priority of this ride,’ said IHI E&C’s Kamal Shah, a technology vice president and team Co-Captain.  “We appreciate being recognized by the National MS Society for this team effort.”