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Photo by Brandy Fannon

James Fannon, center with sun glasses, rode in the Cactus and Crude 2012 Bike Ride benefiting MS. The more than 200 riders from all over completed the ride on Sunday in Post.
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MS Cactus & Crude Ride Ends in Post

Fannon completes 150 mile, two day trip

Published July 24, 2012 @ 5:12 p.m.

James Fannon, of Post, took part in the Cactus and Crude 2012 Bike Ride benefiting Multiple Sclerosis. 

Over 200 cyclists were part of the two day ride which started on July 21 in Midland and finishing 150 miles later in in Post with an over night break in Big Spring. 

Fannon is an employee of Apache Oil Company who sponsored the MS fund raiser.  Seventeen Apache employees participated in the event which raised $190,000 to benefit research for a cure of the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.

According to Fannon's wife Brandy, "the goal for this year's ride was to make $240,000 in donations."  She added that those wishing to donate toward reaching that goal should contact her at 495-2828 or after 5:00 p.m. at 495-4071.    

According to information from the National MS Society website, approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed. World-wide, MS affects about 2.5 million people.

"It was a tough ride but well worth the cause," said James Fannon and he plans to ride in next year's event.

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