Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

September 09, 2009 10:21 ET

Invitation: 36 Hours of Roller Hockey to Beat a Record and End MS

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2009) -

What: Some young Montrealers are organizing one of the biggest games of roller hockey ever played, for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division. The game will last 36 hours and will not only establish a new Guinness world record but also raise money for a good cause. The 50 players participating in this activity will take turns on the playing surface for four-hour shifts. On Saturday, September 12, a barbecue will be held and some big names from the Montreal Canadiens will be on hand.

Numerous other activities will also be on the program:

- Entertainment, music and inflatable games for children

- Auction

- Prizes

Who: Jordan Topor and the Topor family, the organizers of the event

Alexander Normandin, event spokesperson

People with MS and representatives of the MS Society

The general public, sponsors and the media

When: You are invited to attend the opening ceremony, which will take place on Friday, September 11, at 6:15 p.m. The hockey game will start at 7 p.m. the same day and end on Sunday, September 13, at 9 a.m.

Where: Le Rinque complex, 5832 Cote-de-Liesse

Why: The initiators of this fundraising project wish to support the 13,000 to 18,000 Quebecers who have MS, including a member of their family. Multiple sclerosis is the neurological disease that affects the most young adults in Canada; it is often diagnosed when people are between 15 and 40 years old.

For more information or to arrange an interview:

Before the event: Nadia Martineau, Communications Coordinator, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, 514-849-7591, ext. 245

During the event: Jordan Topor, 514-779-1687

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