MONTREAL, June 30, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The RBC Golf Challenge for MS, organized by the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, will take place in the Eastern Townships on July 3 and 4, 2016, at the Château-Bromont, Royal Bromont and Parcours du Vieux Village golf clubs. Sixty-five golfers will accept a sizeable challenge: play 100 holes of golf or hit 250 strokes in a single day! This special day will reward the golfers for their fundraising efforts which will be complete by then. Since 1996, the Golf Challenge has raised almost $4.5 million to fund research on multiple sclerosis (MS) and services for the approximately 20,000 Quebecers who have this disease.
Michel Beaudry, new event spokesperson
Columnist and sports commentator Michel Beaudry has joined the RBC Golf Challenge for MS as spokesperson this year: "I'm enthusiastic to be associated with this amazing project, which gives hope to people who have MS. It's a privilege for golfers to be able to play on the magnificent courses in Bromont, which are exclusively reserved for us. Everything is working together to make it a memorable day!"
Joint honorary chairs and our indispensable partner
Paul Balthazard, Vice-President and Director, Regional Manager – Quebec and Atlantic Canada, RBC Dominion Securities, and Jocelyne Cazin, media host, journalist and public speaker, are again serving as joint honorary chairs of the RBC Golf Challenge for MS.
Ms. Cazin became associated with the event 13 years ago: "My commitment enables me to combine one of my passions, golf, with a cause that's important to me: ending multiple sclerosis. Four of my girlfriends have this disease. By getting involved with the RBC Golf Challenge for MS, I can help them in my own way."
For three years, RBC Wealth Management – Dominion Securities has been the event's title partner. This company's generous support contributes a lot to the success of the event.
About multiple sclerosis
Canada has the highest incidence of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is one of the most widespread neurological diseases affecting young adults in Canada. It is most often diagnosed in people aged 15 to 40 years old, who must deal with the unpredictable effects for the rest of their lives. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada provides services for people with MS and their families and supports research with the aim of finding the cause of this disease and a cure. Visit mssociety.ca to make a donation or obtain more information.
SOURCE Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
For further information: Nancy Marando, Communications Coordinator, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, 514 849-7591, ext. 2245, 1 800 268‑7582 (toll-free in Quebec), Cell: 514 668-4745, [email protected]