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.
• 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