Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

May 05, 2010 06:00 ET

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month: Numerous Activities in the Montreal Area Will Contribute to the Cause of MS!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) - The MS Carnation Campaign is in full swing in the greater Montreal area! From May 6 to 8, 2010, as part of MS Awareness Month, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division invites the public to make the Mother's Day weekend an occasion to think about people who are affected by multiple sclerosis. Take the opportunity to make a donation, buy a carnation or purchase Sophie's Bouquet, sold exclusively in Montreal, for which the flowers were personally chosen by Sophie Thibault, anchorperson at TVA Nouvelles and MS Ambassador.

For the second year, Chris-Ann Nakis, the honorary chair of the Montreal campaign, invites you to the Evening in Red, a sensational event all the profits of which will be donated to the MS Society. "MS is a cause close to my heart as someone very dear to me has been stricken by the disease" notes Ms. Nakis, a businesswoman who owns the Bâton Rouge restaurants in downtown Montreal. "I urge you to take part in MS Society events to support people who have this degenerative neurological disease." The Evening in Red will be held at the Bâton Rouge restaurant on De la Montagne Street, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010—World MS Day.

The MS Carnation Campaign, which runs nationwide, is the MS Society's oldest fundraising activity: it was launched in 1976. Throughout Canada, during the three days preceding Mother's Day, thousands of volunteers offer real carnations to the general public in exchange for a donation to the MS Society. On Saturday, May 8, the Celebrity Booth will be located at the Galeries d'Anjou. Some twenty Quebec personalities will be present to sign autographs and interact with the people who contribute to the cause.

Three times as many women as men have multiple sclerosis, so Mother's Day is an appropriate time to demonstrate support for all the people living with this neurological disease. During the event, you can buy a carnation, a symbol of hope for the 13,000 to 18,000 Quebecers with multiple sclerosis, and help us end MS.

For more information, visit www.mssociety.ca/qc or call 1-800-268-7582.

Contact Information

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division
    Catherine-Eve Roy
    Communications Coordinator
    514-849-7591
    1-800-268-7582 (toll-free in Quebec)
    catherine-eve.roy@mssociety.ca