Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

October 29, 2009 06:00 ET

The Montreal Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Receives $10,000 From the Foundation of Greater Montreal

The grant will contribute to maintaining the physical activities offered to people with MS

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2009) - Under the Foundation of Greater Montreal's Community Grants Program, the Montreal Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada will receive $10,000, which will ensure the continuity of its program of physical activities adapted for people with multiple sclerosis.

Concrete Assistance

With the grant obtained from the Foundation's fund for the metropolitan community, the Montreal Chapter of the MS Society will be able to offer a range of workshops designed to improve the quality of daily life for people with MS and their families. "The funding we received will enable beneficiaries to attend activities in complete safety, break their isolation and give their families and caregivers some respite," emphasizes Nadine Prevost, Director of Services and Social Action of the Montreal Chapter and the Quebec Division of the MS Society. Three workshops will be offered to Montreal area members: school of movement, adapted yoga and expression through art. These courses will help participants to become more autonomous, manage their energy levels better, and adopt an active lifestyle.

The MS Society and the Quebec Division

The Montreal Chapter of the MS Society offers a wide range of services for Montrealers with MS and their families: documentation, orientation, telephone support, social action, public awareness, and social and physical activities. The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological disease among young adults in Canada. It affects three times as many women as men. The recent progress in research gives us the hope that we will conquer MS in the near future. And everyone is working tirelessly to do that: together, researchers, volunteers, employees and donors are doing everything in their power to make the most of these favourable developments and build a future without MS.

To End MS...

For more information on how to help people with MS and contribute to research on this disease, visit www.mssociety.ca/qc or call 514-849-7591 or 1-800-268-7582, toll-free in Quebec.

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