Lake House owner hosts fundraiser to combat MS two years after being diagnosed with the disease

Lake House owners John Schmitz and Eric Paulsen

There are roughly 400,000 people across the country living with multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system.

When Lake House owner John Schmitz was diagnosed with the disease two years ago, he felt like he was sinking.

“My number one thing is I’m very active,” he says. “When God, or whatever you believe in, takes away something you love, how do you deal with that?”

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 There is no cure for MS, although infusion treatments reduce damage to the nervous system and lessen symptoms. It has helped Schmitz dramatically, he says, and lets him continue exercising.

The Lake House is hosting a fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, for Bike MS Ride. It’s the second year that Schmitz has organized the event, and 15 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds are donated to the National MS Society.

Dallas-based musicians Ryan Berg and The Velvet Ears also are slated to perform.

Get all the details here.

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