$1,287,000 for People with Multiple Sclerosis!

MONTREAL, May 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Last Sunday, the young and the young-at-heart, in wheelchairs or on foot, gathered at the same time in all parts of Quebec to participate in the 19th MS Walk to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Their collective efforts raised $1,287,000 in 22 Quebec regions: Alma, Baie-Comeau, Montreal West Island, Blainville, Lower St. Lawrence, Chaudière-Appalaches, Drummondville, Montreal East, Gatineau, Granby, Lanaudière, Laval, Montérégie, Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec City, Saguenay, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jérôme, Sept-Îles, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières.

For the seventh consecutive year, Sébastien Benoit acted as provincial spokesperson for the MS Walk and was present at the Montreal Walk: "The MS Walk is a festive event that shows our support for the 20,000 Quebecers with multiple sclerosis and celebrates our hope for a future without MS!"

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological disorder among young adults in Canada and affects three times more women than men. Let's take the step: together, we can help discover a cure for MS.

For more information about ways to help people with MS and to contribute to MS research, visit mssociety.ca/qc or call 514 849-7591 or 1 800 268-7582, toll-free in Quebec.

Image with caption: "Sébastien Benoit, radio and television host and spokesperson for the MS Walk, François Coupal, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Quebec Division of MS Society, accompanied by Marc Hervieux, tenor, television host and ambassador of the Montreal MS Walk, announced the event's results. (CNW Group/MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130527_C2388_PHOTO_EN_27075.jpg

SOURCE: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA

For further information:

Jeanne Sanchez-Bradley, Communications Coordinator,
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division
514 849-7591, extension 2245, 1 800 268-7582 (toll-free in Quebec)
jeanne.sanchez@scleroseenplaques.ca

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