MS Society of Canada

Today marks the 2014 edition of Cruisin’ to end MS$1 from every A&W Teen Burger sold that day will go towards ending Multiple Sclerosis.

Approximately 1 in 330 Canadians live with multiple sclerosis. The disease is complex and unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. MS most often strikes young adults aged 15-40, leaving them with physical, emotional and financial burdens that last a lifetime. Currently, there is no cure. But with your help we can end MS.

Fast Facts

• Canada’s MS rate is the highest in the world.

• MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults in Canada.

• On Thursday, August 21, $1 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada.

• Supporters can also donate through $1, $2, and $5 paper cutouts, in-store donation mugs, and other fundraising initiatives.

• A&W will also donate $1 to the MS Society for every RSVP to the A&W Cruisin’ to End MS event on Facebook and every tweet with the hashtag #CruisinToEndMS.

• 815 A&W restaurants across Canada will host Cruisin’ to End MS events with great food, music, activities, hot rods and classic cars.

• A&W and its customers raised $5 million in the first five years of the campaign. Last year, $1.45 million was raised and A&W hopes to build on this success and raise even more for this important cause in 2014.

• A&W has been providing great tasting food and excellent service to Canadians since 1956.

• 100,000 Canadians live with MS – the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. Three more are diagnosed every day.

• Funds raised by A&W’s Cruisin’ to End MS campaign enable the MS Society to:

- Fund research to find a cure and give hope to Canadians affected by MS

- Fund research to develop treatments to improve quality of life

- Push for better support of caregivers

- Provide wheelchairs or other special equipment

- Fund MS support groups across the country

Here’s Allen to tell you more: