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Walking on MS

Scotiabank fundraiser May 5 in Chilliwack

Released by Deanna McIntyre, MS Society/Voice file photo

 

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A mom and her daughter take part in the 2010 walk at Strathcona School.

 

t 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 5th over 150 people will walk, run or roll in the 2013 Scotiabank MS Walk. Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease among young people in Canada.

The Walk will start from Strathcona Elementary and includes a scooter and wheelchair accessible route. Last year over 5,000 supporters raised over $1.2 million across BC.

From April to June, people in 25 communities will raise money and MS awareness in BC and Yukon.

Fast facts about MS

MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world with 55,000-75,000 living with the disease.

Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.

MS Society of Canada fundraising has supported over $100 million in research projects since 1948.

Canada is a major leader in MS research. Canadians raise the highest amount per capita for MS research in the world.

For more information on the local chapter, visit www.mssociety.ca or call the MS Society of Canada, Fraser Valley Chapter 604-746-9331. Register for the Abbotsford, Chilliwack or Hope Scotiabank MS Walk at www.mswalks.ca

Note: Thank you to everyone that joined us on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 for Ski to end MS at Hemlock Resort! We raised over $3,500! You can still donate here.
 

 

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