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MS Walk 2016 - Atlantic Division

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On Sunday, May 29, 2016 close to 2,000 walkers participated in the Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk which took place in fourteen locations across Atlantic Canada.

The MS Society is dedicated to funding research and services that empower Canadians affected by multiple sclerosis. Money raised through the MS Walk helps to fund things, such as:

  • Canadian MS research - Research into causes and risk factors, treatments for progressive forms of MS, translational research, scholarships, stem cells, Vitamin D, diet and exercise.
  • Programs and services - A variety of programs and services that help people affected by MS effectively manage and cope with the disease, such as support groups and financial assistance.
  • Advocacy work - Lobbying for more flexible income and employment supports for Canadians affected by MS, caregiver supports, coordinated care, and more investment from our governments in MS research.

This year, we are happy to announce that our “and counting” totals are as follows:

Antigonish… $23,713.58
Charlottetown… $30,151.71
Clarenville… $7,840.39
Corner Brook… $22,897.04
Dalhousie… $7,741.72
Fredericton… $45,286.44
Halifax… $88,118.60
Miramichi… $9,202.25
Moncton… $37,924.93
New Glasgow… $12,316.49
Saint John… $28,959.60
St. John’s… $54,712.48
Sydney… $15,802.77
Truro… $13,109.58

Looking for photos from the Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk events? Visit our Facebook page (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Atlantic Division) or visit the link below!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133857190@N07/albums/72157669528394391

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