February 23, 2011 03:25 PM by Allyson Wells
While not chronicling the adventures of racers on The Amazing Race, host Phil Keoghan recently embarked on a very important adventure of his own. He cycled across America in efforts to raise money for multiple scleroris. He is now releasing a film that documented that journey, in efforts to raise further money for the National MS Society.
Phil spoke with the New York Post about his film. “I didn’t set out to shoot a film when we left. I really was shooting to create blogs, which we did, to help spread the word to help raise money. This is a highlight for me in my career because of the way it was done, the energy that was generated, the fact that we were able to do some good with images. My focus has shifted from me doing things to trying to motivate other people to do as many things as possible. I get a huge kick out of helping people do things.”
The documentary film “The Ride” follows Phil in 2009 as he treks on his bike from his home in Los Angeles to New York City. The journey was nearly 3,500 miles and took roughly 40 days to complete. As he biked across America, he raised more than $500,000 in the name of multiple sclerosis. The film is currently being screened in Regal Cinemas and all of the profits will be going to the multiple sclerosis organization.
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