Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world.
It’s true. There are approximately 77,000 Canadians live with MS - that's an estimated 1 in every385. MS is unpredictable and can cause symptoms such as extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure, but each day researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.
I’m taking the challenge to help the MS Society fund valuable research, as well as advocate for legislative changes and better income and supports. Proceeds from my campaign and others like it provide education, support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and caregivers.
While this "I Challenge MS" event doesn't seem like much to some, it's going to be a challenge for me! But I'm doing this because every day I'm inspired by the people I meet who are affected by MS. It's their stories of struggle, strength and perseverance that will be on my mind throughout my 21km journey. If they can live each day with MS, then I can take on this challenge for them.
By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis.
Thank you so much!