Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

February 20, 2008 10:49 ET

Super Cities WALK for MS: Walk and have fun to end multiple sclerosis!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2008) - The Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada invites you to participate in the 14th edition of the Super Cities WALK for MS. The event will take place in 22 cities and towns across Quebec: in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Drummondville, Gatineau, Granby, Laval, Levis, Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Repentigny, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jerome, Sainte-Catherine, Sainte-Therese and Trois-Rivieres on April 27; in Alma, Baie-Comeau, Chicoutimi, Port-Cartier and Sept-Iles on June 1; and in Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Sorel-Tracy on September 14.

A challenge to fulfill hopes and dreaMS!

The provincial goal this year is to bring out 7,550 WALKers and to raise $1,380,000, which will be used to finance research and services for people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families. In 2007, close to 7,000 participants raised $1.3 million, or $300,000 more than the established goal. A success like that will help us contribute to research into MS, the most widespread neurological disease in young adults aged 15 to 40 years old in Canada; it affects three times as many women as men.

Come out and walk with our two provincial spokespersons, actor Robert Toupin and TV and radio host Sebastien Benoit. This will be Robert Toupin's fourteenth year with the Super Cities WALK for MS: "I would like to thank you for your support on behalf of my sister Micheline, who has MS. Together, we will beat this disease." This year, Sebastien Benoit will also join the WALK as provincial spokesperson: "I have joined up with the Super Cities WALK for MS because MS mainly affects young adults between the ages of 15 and 40, my own age group, but also because someone I'm close to has had MS for several years."

WALK to stop MS

Sign up online by visiting www.supercitieswalk.com, where you will also find a variety of practical information that will allow you to help people with MS and contribute to research into this disease, or call 514-849-7591 or 1-800-268-7582, toll-free in Quebec.

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