MONTREAL, June 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On Monday, the 20th RBC Golf Challenge for MS was held; 75 golfers took over the greens at the Château Bromont, Royal Bromont and Parcours du Vieux Village golf clubs. The event's participants played 100 holes or 250 strokes of golf during the day and donated $353,935 to the MS Society to end multiple sclerosis, a typically Canadian disease.
"Thanks to the great generosity of our avid golfers and donors, this initiative has raised nearly $4.5 million since its inception in 1996. The funds are used to support MS research and develop services for the 20,000 families in Quebec who live with MS," noted Louis Adam, Executive Director of the MS Society's Quebec Division.
The comedy duo Dominic et Martin, spokesmen for the RBC Golf Challenge for MS for the past six years, were pleased to take part in the event. "For the 100,000 Canadians with multiple sclerosis, every day is a challenge. To support them, the golfers who participate in this event face the challenge of playing 100 holes or 250 strokes of golf in a single day! They are motivated by many things, but their goal is the same: discover the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis."
The resounding success is largely attributable to the outstanding support of RBC's Wealth Management group, the main sponsor of the RBC Golf Challenge for MS. This partner's business reputation and commitment have certainly helped to promote the cause. The 20th RBC Golf Challenge for MS also received support from two other leaders in their respective fields: Jean Coutu and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.
About multiple sclerosis
Canada has the world's highest rate of multiple sclerosis. MS is the country's most widespread neurological disorder among young adults. It generally strikes people between the ages of 15 and 40 and its unpredictable effects are life-long. In 2015, the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation awarded a grant to researchers who are endeavouring to determine the effectiveness of a promising MS treatment that uses mesenchymal stem cells. For more information about this study, see http://www.mssociety.ca/.
SOURCE Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Image with caption: "At the 20th RBC Golf Challenge for MS, some 75 golfers met the challenge and raised $353,935 to benefit the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. (CNW Group/Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150630_C5438_PHOTO_EN_430820.jpg
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), [email protected]