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)