MONTREAL, April 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On Sunday, Walkers of all ages turned out for the 18th MS Walk for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Through their efforts, over $1,029,000 was raised.
The Walk was held in 16 regions of Quebec: Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Blainville, Drummondville, East of Montreal, Gatineau, Granby, Laval, Lévis, Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Repentigny, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jérôme, Sainte-Catherine, Sept-Îles and Trois-Rivières. These are preliminary results as we will hold seven other Walks in June and September. Please visit mswalks.ca for further information.
Television and radio host Sébastien Benoit, provincial spokesperson of the MS Walk, joined the event in Montreal for a sixth consecutive year.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would like to thank all the Walkers, volunteers and organizers who made this event a huge success!
Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada and near 20,000 people have MS in Quebec. It affects three times more women than men. Every step matters. Together we can end MS.
For more information on how to help persons with MS and contribute to the progress of research on the disease, visit www.scleroseenplaques.ca/qc or call 514-849-7591 or toll-free in Quebec at 1-800-268-7582.
Image with caption: "Sébastien Benoit, TV and Radio Host, provincial spokesperson, and Louis Adam, Executive Director, of the MS Society - Quebec Division (CNW Group/Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada )". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120429_C2233_PHOTO_EN_12852.jpg
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Source: Marie-Eve Ouellet, Communications Coordinator, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, 514-849-7591, ext. 245, 1-800-268-7582 (toll-free in Quebec) or [email protected].