Sponsors & Vendors
About the MS Society of Canada
The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The Society receives almost no funding from government.
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in every 385 Canadians living with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease.
MS is currently classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). The disease attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin. Myelin is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibres. If damage to myelin is slight, nerve impulses travel with minor interruptions; however, if damage is substantial and if scar tissue replaces the myelin, nerve impulses may be completely disrupted, and the nerve fibres themselves can be damaged.
About the Presenting Sponsor
Kensington Wine Market is one of the oldest private liquor stores in Canada. They host the most diverse and interesting selection of whisky in Canada. Kensington Wine Market has twice been named ‘Highly Commended or 2nd place for ‘Single Outlet: Whisky Retailer of the Year’, as well as having been shortlisted 6 times. They are the only Canadian liquor store ever nominated for this award! Be sure to stop by the Kensington Wine Market booth at the event and meet their owner, Andrew Ferguson, who is the store’s resident Scotch and whisky expert!