MONTREAL, May 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time in its history,
the MS Walk will be held on the same day in 22 cities in Quebec. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada invites you to mark this occasion by participating in the Montreal MS Walk on Sunday, May 26th. The MS Walk will begin at parc Jean-Drapeau on Île
Sainte-Hélène at 10 a.m.
From Saint-Jérôme to Baie-Comeau, including Lévis, Sherbrooke and
Montreal, all the walkers will focus on a common goal: to raise more
than $1,425,000. The money collected will be used to fund advanced
research on multiple sclerosis and to provide assistance, support and
information services to the people in Quebec who are affected by this
disease, no matter where they live.
The MS Walk is a festive gathering where people with MS and those close
to them enjoy an unforgettable experience!
Sébastien Benoit, the provincial spokesperson for the event, invites
everyone to register: "The MS Walk is the ideal event to support people
with multiple sclerosis and show them they matter to us. Join us on May
26th, when people across Quebec will walk for people with MS!" The
Honorary Chair for this year's event is Danielle Danault, President of
Cardio Plein Air.
On May 26th, in parc Jean-Drapeau, the walkers will cross the Medavie
Blue Cross finish line. We want to thank this company for its
longstanding support of people with MS and their families.
Walk with us
Anne-Sophie Tétreault will walk on May 26th for her 19-year-old daughter
Maxine, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. "It's
reassuring and encouraging to see all these people gather to end MS.
The fact that my friends and coworkers have rallied to the cause has
touched me deeply. Their support and contribution show that they are
here to help us overcome this disease," said Anne-Sophie, Captain of
the Air Liquide Canada Montreal team.
Register now for the MS Walk at mswalks.ca or call 514 849-7591, extension 2233.
Take up the challenge and give hope!
In 2012, nearly 6,000 walkers took part in the MS Walk and raised close
to $1.4 million. Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological
disorder among young adults in Canada. An estimated 20,000 people in
Quebec have MS.
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)