Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter

August 25, 2011 09:00 ET

Cruisin' for a Cause Rallies Communities Around the Classic Car, Good Food and Supporting a Good Cause

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2011) - Thursday, August 25 is all about classic cars, enjoying a Teenburger and a frosty Root Beer, and - most importantly - supporting a good cause. On this day, Canadians right across the country will be "Cruisin' for a Cause" as we raise money for The MS Society of Canada.

Cruisin' for a Cause is a national partnership between A&W Restaurants and The MS Society of Canada. In Alberta, when you drop into your local A&W on August 25th and have a Teenburger, you are supporting people with MS right in your community. That's because money raised in the community stays in the community. A&W is donating $1 from each Teenburger sold to the MS Society.

In 2009, the first year of Cruisin' for a Cause, $400,000 was raised for the MS Society. Last year Canadians helped raise $720,000. This year A&W wants to give $1 million. But they can't do it without you. All you have to do is head down to your local Dub on Thursday, August 25th and order a Teenburger - it's that simple.

In addition to helping fund vital research into the cause and cure of MS, you and A&W will also be supporting important MS programs such as support groups, kids and youth programs, special exercise programs and many others.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the only national volunteer health agency in Canada that funds MS research, provides services for people with MS and family members and conducts public education programs. Since its founding in 1948, the MS Society has worked to hasten the discovery of the cause, effective treatment and cure for MS. From basic laboratory research to the development of new treatments for people with MS, the MS Society's research program is making a difference in people's lives today. For more information, visit www.mssociety.ca

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