MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Close to 1,200 cyclists took part
in the MS Bike Tour, presented by Medavie Blue Cross, on the last two
weekends in August. This cycling event raised $1,240,000 to fund
research on multiple sclerosis and services for people who have the
disease and for their families.
Organized for the benefit of the Quebec Division of the Multiple
Sclerosis Society of Canada, this event was held in the Quebec City and
"We attribute this successful result to the participants' determination,
generosity and commitment, as well as to the exemplary support of our
partners, such as Medavie Blue Cross, the presenter of the MS Bike
Tour," noted Louis Adam, Executive Director of the Quebec Division of
the MS Society.
The MS Bike Tour
The MS Bike Tour, a nationwide fundraising activity, has been in
existence since 1990. In Quebec each year, Vélo Québec Événements
designs two 150-km routes to allow participants to get to know
different regions of the province while raising money to end MS.
Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological disease affecting
young adults in Canada. It affects three times as many women as men.
Close to 20,000 Quebecers have this disease.
For more information, visit mssociety.ca/qc.
Image with caption: "Club $1,000+ cyclists on Trois-Rivières' MS Bike Tour route. (CNW Group/MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120906_C3607_PHOTO_EN_17464.jpg
SOURCE: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA
For further information:
Nathalie Kessler, Communications Coordinator, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, 514 849-7591, ext. 283, 1 800 268-7582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.