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Pedaling Towards a World Free of MS: ImageFIRST Associates Ride for the Cause

Posted by ImageFIRST on Dec 6, 2016 4:12:54 PM

At ImageFIRST, we are the largest provider of healthcare laundry services exclusively specializing in the medical industry, guided by our values and purpose. Our purpose - the reason we come to work every day - is to build a great company by positively impacting the lives of our fellow associates, our community, our customers and their patients, whether we’re packaging medical scrub uniforms near Daytona Beach, FL, or sanitizing bed linens in Tampa, FL.

A driving factor for ImageFIRST associates to positively impact others is our strong passion for helping everyone around us. Our associates live our company values and purpose, whether they are working or on their own personal time.


Recently, our Director of Engineering, Bill Hughes, coordinated an ImageFIRST team to participate in the Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore 2016 to help raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) programs, services and research. The bike route went along the scenic coastline of North Florida down to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, where riders were greeted by festivities, food and an overnight stay.

The bike ride was a total of a hundred miles and spanned across two days. Bill Hughes donated his personal hotel and air miles to bring ImageFIRST associates from all over the country to the area so they could participate in the community giving experience. ImageFIRST associates came together on their own to support progress in making the world free of MS, as well as positively changing the lives of those affected by MS.

In addition to those intentions, the purpose of the MS ride was even deeper: The team cycled the long route in spirit of an ImageFIRST associate’s aunt who has had MS for 18 years. The ImageFIRST team had t-shirts made with her name on them, and wore them with pride as they cycled. They also gave a t-shirt to the associate to give to his aunt. 

ImageFIRST has a fundraising page on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. If you’d like to make a donation to the cause or find out more about the MS ride, visit the fundraising page here.

The dedication of our ImageFIRST associates participating in the MS bike ride is truly remarkable. This fundraiser is making great strides in improving the lives of those affected by MS. As of the beginning of November, the ImageFIRST team, with the help of other community members, has raised nearly $8,000 for the cause. 

Our associates take pride in doing great work for our communities, going above and beyond to positively impact others. We are passionate about providing remarkable healthcare laundry services. If you are in need of rental, delivery and laundry services for medical uniforms and scrubs in Daytona Beach, FL, contact us today by calling 1-800-932-7472.