Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

June 02, 2009 08:00 ET

More than 5,000 WALKers, a Sunny Day and over $1,000,000 for Multiple Sclerosis!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) -

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On Sunday, April 26, 2009, the 15th edition of the MS Walk, an event organized for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, was held. The sun shone down on the fourteen WALKS that took place in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Drummondville, Gatineau, Granby, Laval, Levis, Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Repentigny, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jerome, Sainte-Catherine, Rosemere and Trois-Rivieres. Over 5,000 people, young and not so young, in wheelchairs and on foot, gathered in towns and cities around the province to walk to end MS! In total, over $1,000,000 was raised.

Robert Toupin, actor and provincial spokesperson for the MS Walk for 15 years, and Sebastien Benoit, television and radio host and provincial spokesperson for the MS Walk, took part in the Montreal WALK. Robert Toupin walked alongside his sister Micheline, who has been living with MS for many years. This is Mr. Benoit's third year working for the cause; he became involved not only because multiple sclerosis affects mainly people between the ages of 15 and 40 - his age group - but also because somebody close to him has the disease.

Other WALKS will take place on June 7 in Alma, Baie-Comeau, Chicoutimi, Port-Cartier and Sept-Iles, and on September 13 in Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Sorel-Tracy. Join the fun and help the Quebec Division to achieve its provincial objective of bringing out 6,600 WALKers and raising $1,390,000.

MS is the most widespread neurological disease among young adults in Canada and affects three times as many women as men. The progress in research gives us hope that we will conquer MS very soon-and everyone is working tirelessly to achieve this. Together, researchers, volunteers, employees and donors are doing everything in their power to build on this favourable growth and create 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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