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Jayman BUILT MS Walk Encourages Participants to Move Foward Together to Support the Canadian MS Community

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MS Society of Canada and Jayman BUILT to host the Jayman BUILT MS Walk in communities across Alberta on May 29

CALGARY, AB (May 18, 2022) – For the seventh consecutive year, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada and Jayman BUILT have partnered to host the 2022 Jayman BUILT MS Walk in Alberta this May. On Sunday, May 29, participants will come together across the province to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) and move forward together – their way – towards a world free of MS. To date, MS Walk 2022 participants have raised over $1.6 million in support of the more than 90,000 Canadians who live with MS.

The health and safety of the MS community remains a top priority. In adherence to public health guidelines, there will be several in-person Jayman BUILT MS Walk sites across Alberta on May 29 as well as virtual options. Participants who are unable to attend an in-person event are encouraged to take part in the Jayman BUILT MS Walk in their own communities, however they choose to do so, throughout the month of May.

“We are proud to be the title sponsor of the MS Walk in Alberta once again this year. Since we began this partnership in 2015, there has been significant progress in the resources provided to those impacted by MS and the milestones reached in MS research,” says Jay Westman, Chairman and CEO, Jayman BUILT. “Like so many across our country, I see the direct impact that this disease has on families. However, I also see the impact that fundraising dollars and participation in the Jayman BUILT MS Walk have on the MS community; this is why we are committed to a world free of MS and we believe we can get there.”

In-person events for the Jayman BUILT MS Walk are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on May 29 in Calgary (North Glenmore Park), Edmonton (Donald Ross School Field), Medicine Hat (Strathcona Park), Lethbridge (Henderson Lake Park), Red Deer (Great Chief Park Kiwanis Picnic Shelter), and St. Paul (St. Paul Recreation Centre). The MS Society will also be hosting a live-stream rally on May 29 at 10 a.m. MDT to celebrate MS Walk with supporters across the country and recognize MS Awareness Month.

“Whether you are attending your community location or walking in your own backyard, your support ensures that no one living with MS is alone in their journey,” says Pamela Valentine, President & CEO, MS Society of Canada. "Funds raised from the MS Walk allow the MS Society to continue to invest in fundamental research and take meaningful action for the one in 400 Canadians who live with MS and their support systems. Together, regardless of how or where you participate, we are moving closer towards a world free of MS.”

For more information about the Jayman BUILT MS Walk and to find an option available in your preferred location, please visit mswalks.ca.

About multiple sclerosis and the MS Society of Canada

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world. On average, 12 Canadians are diagnosed every day. MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). It is considered an episodic disability meaning that the severity and duration of illness and disability can vary and are often followed by periods of wellness. It can also be progressive. Most people are diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20 and 49 and the unpredictable effects of the disease will last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides information, support and advocacy to people affected by MS, and funds research to find the cause and cure for the disease, bringing us closer to a world free of MS. Please visit mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 for more information, to get involved, or to support Canadians affected by MS by making a donation.

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About Jayman BUILT

For over 40 years, Jayman BUILT has continually redefined the way new homes are built, bought and, most importantly, lived in. Customer experience is always at the heart of this journey. Participating in community developments in Calgary, Cochrane, Edmonton, Leduc and Sherwood Park, Jayman BUILT is one of the largest homebuilders in Alberta. For more information, visit www.jayman.com

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CONTACTS:

Leah Thomson – MS Society Media Requests

NATIONAL Public Relations (Western Canada)

Associate

lthomson@national.ca

403-689-5324

Rebecca Hurl – Jayman BUILT Media Requests

Brookline PR 

Account Manager

rhurl@brooklinepr.com

403-818-6918

Sarah Greening

MS Society of Canada

Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations

sarah.greening@mssociety.ca

782-800-9894

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