We are closer today than we were yesterday to achieving our vision of a world free of MS. This progress is driven forward by the individual actions of extraordinary Canadians and is magnified by our work together as one MS community.
through MS Walk, MS Bike and We Challenge MS to support ground-breaking research projects and innovative support programs
I fundraise to support important research, and along with my team Patti’s Pit Crew we have raised over $150,000. I was also recently involved in bringing forward the virtual TIME™ exercise program to help people living in isolation during the pandemic.”
— Patti Burns, Oro-Medonte
participated in live exercise programming provided through the first year of the TIME™ program
worked together to raise critical funds for the MS community
united on Division Councils or Chapter/Community Councils
Our Atlantic Government Relations and Advocacy Committee worked really hard during the federal election [in 2019] to relay our goals and concerns to politicians, staff and community members at events. There was a lot of support and interest from people, as well as gratitude for informing them. I feel like that is where I had the greatest influence.”
— Megan Kennedy, Halifax
sent by the MS community to Members of Parliament asking them to #TakeActionForMS by extending the EI sickness benefit and supporting health charities.
made between Peer Support volunteers and individuals seeking support
I never wanted anyone to feel as alone as I felt when diagnosed, if I have helped one person, that is all the award I need."
— Donalda Martin-Gagnon, Hubley
of support was provided through the 1:1 Peer Support Program
spent playing video games to raise money for people living with MS
When we started [charity gaming] in 2010, many thought the concept of using video games to raise money for charity was foolish. Now it’s an extremely common concept used worldwide, and we are proud to continue to be pioneers of this method.”
— John Bennett (creator of charity gaming for the MS Society), Mount Pearl
led by volunteers to support Canadians affected by MS
I'm most proud of my willingness and vulnerability to share my real story, not sugar-coated… through my story others will not have to be alone as they go through this confusing and scary journey.”
— Amanda Simms, Edmonton
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