Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada



Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

August 21, 2014 17:48 ET

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Makes a Stop in Whitehorse for A&W Cruisin' to End MS

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 21, 2014) - Earlier today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon visited the A&W in Whitehorse as part of the Prime Minister's tour of Northern Canada. The Prime Minister applauded the efforts of the A&W team and highlighted the important work of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in improving the quality of life of Canadians with MS.

"I want to thank Prime Minister Stephen Harper for supporting the MS Society through A&W Cruisin' to End MS," says Yves Savoie, CEO and president of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. "Prime Minister Harper's visit underscores the importance of our efforts to accelerate discoveries in MS and improve the lives of the 100,000 Canadians living with MS."

Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. A&W Cruisin' to End MS benefits and raises awareness for Canadians living with this disease. One dollar from every Teen Burger® sold across the country today will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. A&W Cruisin' to End MS has raised more than $5 million to support people living with MS and MS research in Canada over the last five years.

An image from Prime Minister Harper's visit to A&W is available on his Twitter account.

About multiple sclerosis and the MS Society of Canada

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 MS Society provides services to Canadians with MS and their families, and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Please visit mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 to make a donation or for more info.

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