MS Carnation Campaign - Ontario
- Relevant Offices: Chatham-Kent Windsor-Essex Chapter, Cornwall & District Chapter, Grand Erie ChapterGrand River ChapterHamilton-Halton ChapterSouthwest ChapterOttawa ChapterOxford Perth ChapterToronto Chapter
The carnation. In 1975, this flower became Canada's most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis when the first MS Carnation Campaign kicked off in Quebec.
The MS Carnation Campaign is now the MS Society of Canada’s longest running fundraiser. Over $45 million has been raised through the campaign since its inception, with funds directed toward services and research.
Many Canadians living with multiple sclerosis are mothers. Others, either children or adults, have mothers affected by this disease because women are diagnosed with MS three times as often as men. That's why every year the MS Carnation Campaign takes place over Mother's Day weekend.
From May 5 - 7, 2016, thousands of volunteers in more than 280 communities across Canada will be showing their dedication to finding a cure by selling carnations on street corners, malls and other public spaces.
Help raise awareness about multiple sclerosis by purchasing a carnation, or join our volunteer team and help us run a local campaign. Together we will end MS!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-268-7582 for more information or to get involved.