Hello, my name is Marjorie Perry. I started Team Marj @ Large after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March 2005. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Not that long ago, I was an avid adventure and fitness enthusiast. I began developing strange symptoms such as double/blurred vision, severe fatigue, numbness and tingling in my extremities, loss of balance, decreased cognitive abilities and loss of mobility in my right leg.
Given my love of fitness and the outdoors, it made sense to face my new challenge head on with what I know and love. So, I started a bike team! It started out as a fun group of 19 friends and each year it’s grown into more and more fun with hundreds of teammates, volunteers, sponsors, friends, and supporters. We’re committed to having a great time for a good cause. I captained the team for five great years. Since then I have been blessed with an awesome group of folks step up to captain and lead the team. Go Team Marj @ Large!
.2005 Summary Team Marj@Large launched its first MS Atlanta Ride with 19 teammates, raising around $19,000 for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter. 2006 Summary Team Marj@Large had a Top 5 team with over 50 riders. The team raised over $34,375. Won the Most Spirited Team award for the 2006 Atlanta MS 150 BikeTour. 2007 Summary Team Marj@Large had a Top 5 team with over 60 riders. The team raised over $55,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter. 2008 Summary Team Marj@Large had a Top 5 team with over 80 riders. The team won third place in fundraising, raising over $51,000 (with a gas crisis and recession!). 2009 Summary Team Marj @ Large had a Top 5 team with 62 team members and raising over $32,255 for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter. 2010 Summary Team Marj @ Large had a Top 5 team with 58 team members and raising over $58,141 for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter. 2013 Summary Team Marj @ Large! 3rd place at $60,000.00! A Top 5 team with 78 team members. Team Marj @ Large sponsored Break Point 1 in honor of teammate John Rodzik. Working on an Irish Theme (since he co-owned a Tilted Kilt).