Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

September 01, 2010 06:00 ET

The RONA MS Bike Tour Sets a New Record: $1.5 Million to End MS!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2010) -

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The 21st edition of the RONA MS Bike Tour has set a new record! Thanks to the approximately 1,500 cyclists who took part in this event on the last two weekends of August, $1.5 million has been raised to fund research and services for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families. This activity, which was organized for the benefit of the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, took place in the Saint-Hyacinthe and Basses-Laurentides regions.

"Whether they pedalled for fun, for fitness or for a loved one, the cyclists in the RONA MS Bike Tour have definitely helped to bring us closer to the day when we will find a cure for this still incurable disease," emphasized Louis Adam, Executive Director of the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. "We can attribute this incredible success to the participants' phenomenal contribution and the generous cooperation of our partners such as RONA, which has supported us for the last ten years."

The RONA MS Bike Tour

The RONA MS Bike Tour is a national fundraising event that has existed since 1990. Two 150-km routes were designed by Vélo Québec Événements to allow participants to bicycle safely as they raised funds to end MS.

MS

Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada. It usually strikes people aged 15 to 40; some 13,000 to 18,000 Quebecers have 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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Contact Information

  • Catherine-Eve Roy
    Communications Coordinator
    Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division
    514-849-7591 or 1-800-268-7582
    catherine-eve.roy@mssociety.ca

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