MONTREAL, March 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is proud to announce that talented Quebec actor Debbie Lynch-White has joined the movement to end MS as provincial spokesperson for the 20th MS Walk, presented by Genzyme, which will take place on May 25, 2014.
On one and the same day, thousands of people will walk in 23 towns and cities across Quebec with the aim of raising $1,375,000 to fund research on multiple sclerosis and offer services to people affected by this disease.
Debbie Lynch-White herself will join in the Montreal MS Walk, which will start at 10 am in Angrignon Park, so she can walk for someone she loves! "My father has lived with the daily problems caused by multiple sclerosis for almost ten years. The time I've spent with him has made me a stronger person, and now I want to use this strength on behalf of all the people who have to live with this disease. I really care about this cause and I want to talk about the future! On May 25, at this fantastic get-together, I encourage all Quebecers to walk in their communities so that, together, we can beat MS!"
This year, the honorary president of the event will be Danielle Danault, spokesperson and founder of Cardio Plein Air.
Register for the MS Walk now at mswalks.ca.
The MS Walk: 20 years of walking together!
The MS Walk is a joyful event that builds community spirit and allows people with MS and their families to experience some unforgettable moments! Since it was launched, this annual event has raised more than $15.5 million thanks to all the participants, volunteers and donors who are determined to end MS!
It should not be forgotten that multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada. It is estimated that close to 100,000 Canadians have this disease, including 20,000 Quebecers.
Debbie Lynch-White, authentic and dedicated!
Debbie Lynch-White graduated from the theatre program at Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe in the class of 2010. Barely two years later, her career took off when she got the role of Nancy Prévost in the very popular TV drama Unité 9.
She has also appeared on stage in plays such as L'Éclipse, presented at Théâtre Prospero and directed by Carmen Jolin, and Le Cycle de la boucherie, by choreographer Dave St-Pierre, at Théâtre Lachapelle. In the summer of 2012, she appeared at Théâtre des Grands Chênes. In 2011, she co-founded Théâtre du Grand Cheval, which produced Chlore; the work was first presented at La Petite Licorne in October 2012 but was so successful that it was revived in January 2014 at Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui - an original creation the young company can be proud of. This dazzling actor will soon add the play Sunderland, which has been running at Théâtre Jean-Duceppe since February 19, to her resumé.
Image with caption: "Debbie Lynch-White, actor and spokesperson (CNW Group/Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140311_C4487_PHOTO_EN_37773.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 poste 2245, 1 800 268-7582 (toll-free in Quebec)