Sioux City Roller Dames skating across South Dakota for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
June 3, 2010
**For Immediate Release**
Beginning on August 28th, four members of the Sioux City Roller Dames will be skating
across the state of South Dakota to raise awareness and money for multiple sclerosis.
Melissa “Mo Payne” Dittberner, Libby “PBR” Claeys, Dani “Dubbs” Bock and Lindsey
“Nine Millie” Dorneman will start their 290 mile trek at the North Dakota border and,
after eight days of toenail-splitting skating up and down the hills of eastern South Dakota,
will end their journey in Vermillion, S.D.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that causes a progressive hardening of the tissue
surrounding the nerves, resulting in loss of sensation, movement and function throughout
the body. MS can stop people from moving; Sk8 the State for MS seeks to remind people
not to take their ability to move, run, walk and skate for granted.
Thus far, the group has raised $2500 for the North Central States Chapter of the National
MS Society. Donations go toward programs that help improve quality of life for MS
sufferers and also fund research for treatments and possible cures. Thanks to fundraising
efforts like Sk8 the State, these programs can receive the funding that they need to
The skaters are asking for monetary donations, which will go directly to the National MS
Society, but those who cannot make a donation are encouraged to come out to lend moral
support and cheer the ladies on to their destination.
If you would like to donate to the cause, please make checks payable to Sk8 the State for
MS and mail to Sk8 the State for MS, c/o Melissa Dittberner, PO Box 175, Gayville, SD
For additional information, please contact Lindsey Dorneman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (605) 351-6840