Last Thursday, one dollar from every Teen Burger® sold at the A&W in Barriere, as well as more than 780 A&W locations across Canada will go towards helping those living with multiple sclerosis.
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. celebrated its 5th annual Cruisin’ for a Cause last Thursday to benefit and raise awareness for Canadians living with MS. In addition to buying a Teen Burger®, supporters could also purchase $1, $2 or $5 paper cutouts, given through in-store donation boxes or made online; all of which will go towards supporting activities that help people touched by MS.
Cruisin’ for a Cause has raised more than $3 million to support people living with MS and MS research in Canada. More than 780 A&W restaurants across the country hosted Cruisin’ for a Cause events.
Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, with 100,000 individuals living with MS, and every day three more people are diagnosed. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in the country. Although the cause of this often disabling disease is still not known, researchers are closer to finding the answer. The MS Society of Canada offers programs and services for people with MS and their families, and is also the highest per-capita funder of MS research in the world.
“A&W continues to be a leader in the movement to end MS,” says Yves Savoie, President and CEO of the MS Society of Canada. “In five years, Cruisin’ for a Cause has made an incredible impact in the lives of Canadians living with MS from coast to coast. Thank you to the entire A&W family for their continued support and dedication, in what has become a highlight of each summer.”
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada.
Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Please visit mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 to make a donation or for more information.
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