Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

June 16, 2008 05:00 ET

An Unprecedented Success for the MS Carnation Campaign for the Benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - The 32nd MS Carnation Campaign, which took place from May 8 to 11, 2008, was a huge success. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division is happy to announce that the campaign raised over $520,000. Hundreds of volunteers and some fifteen celebrities, including Sophie Thibault, anchorperson at TVA 22 heures and spokesperson for MS Awareness Month, lent a helping hand in selling carnations to the public.

Ms. Thibault is well aware of the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) because her mother has had this neurological disease for 52 years. That is why, six years ago, she agreed to act as a spokesperson for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division. She wants to make the public more aware of the impact MS has on the 13,000 to 18,000 Quebecers who have it and their families.

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. And as the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, our hearts are full of hope: we are 60 years closer to a cure.

To stop 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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