MONTREAL, April 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada invites you to participate in the MS Walk in Montréal, which will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2012. The Walk will start at 10:00 a.m., from Maisonneuve Park.
For the sixth year in a row, Sébastien Benoit is the provincial spokesperson for the event. "Walk to encourage people who have multiple sclerosis and to promote the discovery of a cure and the funding of services in your region," urges Mr. Benoit. The honorary chair of this year's event is Danielle Danault, President of Cardio Plein Air.
In 2012, in Maisonneuve Park, walkers will cross the finish line sponsored by Medavie Blue Cross. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Medavie Blue Cross and recognize its support and dedication to people with MS and their families.
"Medavie Blue Cross has a long-standing relationship with the MS Society of Canada and we're proud to be part of the MS Walk in Quebec," said Andre Vincent, Vice-President Group Business Quebec, Medavie Blue Cross. "We are committed to building healthy communities and believe that, together, we can improve the lives of those living with the disease and take steps toward ending MS."
The MS Walk is a festive event that brings walkers together and allows people with MS and their families to enjoy some wonderful experiences. Thousands of walkers from 23 different cities throughout Quebec will their support by walking. Zahara Bouna Aly, walker, who was diagnosed with MS in 1999, really enjoys this event: "It's reassuring to know that we are not facing this trial alone, and seeing all that positive energy can only boost our own."
Walk with us
Register for the MS Walk now by visiting mssociety.ca/mswalk/ or calling 514 849-7591.
Take up the challenge for hope!
In 2011, over 5,000 walkers took part in the MS Walk and raised almost $1,290 000. Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada. Close to 20,000 Quebecers are believed to have this disease.
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