About Women Against MS (WAMS)
Led by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, WAMS is a collective of women committed to raising funds to achieve a world free from MS while participating in exclusive and meaningful networking opportunities. Through MS research-focused fundraising, WAMS strives to enable professional and personal growth for Canadian women. The BC chapter was formed in 2015 and since then has raised over $680,000.
In addition to raising valuable, important funds towards a cure for MS, the information and support generated from WAMS will empower women with MS to continue living their lives with strength and courage.
Past WAMS honourees
- Christine Sinclair, Captain of the Canadian women's soccer team and highest scoring soccer player of all time
- Cyndi Millar, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
- Karimah Es Sabar, former CEO, Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)
- Dr Dessa Sadovnick, Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine; Director, Canadian Western Pacific
- Regional Research & Training Centre for MS
- Darcie & Kevin James, MS Community Champions from Vancouver Island.
Past WAMS keynote speakers
- Zahra Al-Harazi, Entrepreneur and Transformative Leadership Expert
- Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, the women behind the eye-opening Dove Campaign for Real Beauty.
- Christine Sinclair, Captain of the Canadian women’s soccer team for the 2012 Olympics and role-model for a generation of young aspiring Canadian female soccer players.
- Jacqui Cohen, President and CEO of Army & Navy, and Founder of Face the World Foundation
- Dianne Doyle, former President and CEO, Providence Health Care
The facts about MS
- Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world.
- Women get MS three times more often than men.
- The average age of diagnosis is often at the prime of people's life between 14 and 40 years.
- MS is unpredictable and often disabling.
- We are in the midst of a remarkable era in research, and with your support, our learnings will continue and translate to real, tangible impacts.