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Coast-to-Coast to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis

AnnaMary Richmond is a Battle Ground Academy alum who now lives in Colorado. In an effort to create a focus on Multiple Sclerosis, she and two friends have been biking across America. This is a passionate subject for her. Her father David Richmond succumbed in May 2010 after suffering from the disease for 15 years.

The ride began on Oct. 4 as Sallie Marchant, of South Carolina and Steve Romanshek of California, joined AnnaMary of Tennessee, left San Diego, Calif. on their way to Delaware to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The trio is also riding in honor of Steve’s grandmother who currently has MS.

By biking coast-to-coast, they will donate as much money as possible to fund research, honor those affected by the disease, and have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure along the way. This bike trip can be a huge success, and together, a mark can be made on finding a cure to end MS.

They will be arriving in the area on Saturday. A group of friends who live in this area are planning a gathering to greet them and welcome the young ladies to Franklin.

The gathering is supposed to be a surprise to AnnaMary, so if you are one of the many who know, here please keep this under your hat. If you would like to help welcome them here, whether you know her you are invited to join in.

From Franklin, the trio will head toward the East Coast with an ultimate destination of Arlington Cemetery – where her dad is buried.

If interested in supporting the cause, contact AnnaMary Richmond at or visit



Posted on: 11/15/2012


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