In the early 1900s Ann Jarvis (aka the mother
of Mother’s Day) selected
the carnation as the official symbol of Mother’s Day. A red carnation may
be worn if one's mother is alive, and a white one if she has died.
2006, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the MS Carnation Campaign. To
date, the program has raised close to $45 million to fund MS research and
services. In this time, the face of MS has changed greatly: five government-approved
drug treatments are available to help control the disease; diagnosis is faster
and more efficient resulting in improved care; 22 clinics are open across
the country and most importantly, hope for finding a cause and cure is at
an all-time high.
carnation. It's Canada's oldest and most recognized symbol
of hope in the search for a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Many of the Canadians living with MS
are mothers — in fact, women are diagnosed
with MS three times as often as men. Others, either children
or adults, have mothers affected by this disease. That's
why the MS Carnation Campaign takes place
on Mother's Day weekend every year.
The MS Carnation Campaign takes place on Mother’s Day
weekend with volunteers selling beautiful carnations and raising
funds to end MS. Volunteers
are provided with a
campaign manual full of great ideas and given assistance ordering supplies, providing
promotion, and arranging shipping.
To find out more about the campaign near you and how you can
get involved, please visit local
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