Auburn graduates Jack and Amy Fisher are fighting multiple sclerosis one coffee order at a time.
The Fishers’ shop, One Bike Coffee on Moores Mill Road, donates 100 percent of their profits or 2 percent of sales, whichever is greater. The proceeds go to a charity or the One Bike Foundation.
The Fishers are among the leaders of the foundation, which raises funds to purchase bikes for those diagnosed with MS while raising awareness for the disease and research.
Researchers have determined that exercise improves the ability of those with MS to withstand its debilitating effects. Cycling is a proven means to help those suffering.
The Fishers are not just philanthropists for those with MS, but Jack Fisher is living proof of the fight against MS.
He was diagnosed three years ago, and not only does he own One Bike Coffee with his wife, but he is the director of operations at Cornerstone Church.
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Amy Fisher is an administrator at Lee Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Although both work full time, the Fishers are passionate about raising funds and serving coffee, and each day after their regular jobs, Jack and Amy Fisher can be found at One Bike.
Not only is coffee served at One Bike, but Amy Fisher also bakes seasonal pumpkin bread, the fan favorite crack cake, cinnamon rolls, scones and muffins.
One Bike is truly a family affair, as four out of five of Jack and Amy Fisher’s children have worked as baristas at the shop.
In spring 2018, the One Bike Foundation gave away its first bike to Alex Doss, a member of the Auburn community fighting MS.
Every Saturday, a core group of bikers, including Jack and Alex Fisher, cycle from the coffee shop around Auburn and enjoy a cup of coffee after their ride.
They will be riding in the MS 150 in Orange Beach, Alabama, on Sept. 15-16, 2018.
The Fishers are looking for people in need of bikes.
The family is currently in contact with a local neurologist to spread the word of their foundation to those recently diagnosed with MS.
Whether a study spot or a place to meet with friends, One Bike Coffee is a place to load up on caffeine and give back to those fighting MS.
The shop’s statement represents the family’s goal: “Our mission is simple, serve the best product in the most welcoming environment so we can give back to our community.”
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