Sunday April 29, 2012

Community

Walk This Way

MS Walk takes place May 5

Submitted by Deanna McIntyre, MS Society/Voice file photo

 

tarting and finishing at Strathcona Elementary School, this year’s Scotiabank MS Walk is sure to be one to remember. The 5 km route leads Walkers on a scenic tour of the Fairfield Island farmlands.

 

Our runners can do the route twice for a pastoral 10km run. Be sure to stop at the MEDIchair Rest Stop for a cool drink and a quick equipment check up!  Back at the finish area, Walkers can enjoy snacks and refreshments, live entertainment, music, family-friendly activities and great company!

 

Bring wheelchairs, scooters or strollers!  This route is accessible to everyone.

 

British Columbia has the third highest concentration of people with MS in Canada with an estimated 7,300-10,000 living with this neurological disease. Last year over 6,000 supporters raised over $1.58 million across BC.

 

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.

Increase your fun and create a team of family, friends and co-workers to Walk with you!  Deanna McIntyre, Fundraising, Event and Volunteer Coordinator is ready to help. Contact Deana by phone at 604-746-9331 or by e-mail here.

 

Date: Saturday May 5th 2012

Start/Finish Location: Strathcona Elementary School

Check-in Time: 11:30am

Start Time: 1:00pm

Route Length(s): 5 km, 10 km

 

Early Check-in Date: Friday May 4th 2012

Early Check-in Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Early Check-in Location: Strathcona Elementary School

 

 

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