Clay Walker and his nonprofit organization Band Against MS (BAMS) will host the fifth annual “Band Against MS Ride” in Humble, Texas on Saturday, March 25.

The bike ride will start and finish at the grounds of the Shell Houston Open and offers several route options. The event has had more than 1,000 participants in previous years and is still accepting registrants at BandAgainstMS.org

“This event is one of my favorite BAMS events that we hold each year as riders come out in full force to help support the charity, which is so near and dear to my heart, combining exercise and fundraising, ” says Walker in a press release. “We are so fortunate to have all the support from great corporations, companies and the fans to continue to put this event on year after year and raise money to continue to support MS research and education.”

Proceeds from the ride will fund both research programs for MS and programs that assist those living with the disease. To date, BAMS has raised more than 4.5 million dollars.

Walker, who is a multi-platinum selling country artist, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996. During Walker’s initial diagnosis, he was told by a doctor he would be in a wheelchair by 2000 and dead by 2004. Reeling from misinformation, Walker decided to launch an education effort and founded BAMS in 2003, to provide support to others living with the same disease. In the meantime, Walker sought a new doctor, who prescribed a drug that sent his MS into remission. A story of inspiration, Walker is not only still living, he is set to release his 12th studio album in 2017.

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