Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

May 18, 2010 06:00 ET

The Evening in Red: A Sensational Event to Close MS Awareness Month!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - For the second time, the Bâton Rouge restaurant on De la Montagne Street will host a spectacular event, the Evening in Red, all the profits from which will be donated to the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The organizer of the evening and honorary chair of the Montreal Carnation Campaign, Chris-Ann Nakis, personally invites you to take part and contribute to stopping MS, a degenerative neurological disease. "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. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, starting at 5:30 p.m.

A unique event!

The Evening in Red promises to be a colourful celebration, featuring a cocktail reception and dinner, musical selections by the group Shake, performances by Mystica Circus, a silent auction, a big draw for a trip to Aruba, and special guests. Dr. Yves Lapierre, a neurologist and director of the MS Clinic at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Alexander Normandin, a student at the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and a participant in the bone marrow transplant study at the University of Ottawa, and Jennifer Pevec, a long-time friend of the MS Society, will give presentations during the course of the evening. Come out and enjoy a sensational experience, and don't forget to wear red for the occasion!

The MS Carnation Campaign

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. The 2010 edition of the campaign, which took place from May 6 to 8, 2010, had the goal of raising more than $500,000 in Quebec alone.

Multiple sclerosis is the neurological disease that affects the largest number of young adults in Canada. From 13,000 to 18,000 Quebecers have this disease, including three times as many women as men. MS is mainly diagnosed in people between the ages of 15 and 40.

Tickets for the Evening in Red are on sale for $150 apiece. To buy tickets, contact Sarah Paquette-Beaudry, at 514-849-7591 at sarah.paquette-beaudry@mssociety.ca.

For more information about the MS Society, 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