MS sucks. Case & point.
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord. It interferes with the brain’s signals to the rest of the body. It’s unpredictable and causes different symptoms in different people. Research has developed several treatments that can modify the progression of some types of MS, but with the cause of MS remaining unknown – it’s more difficult.
Jessica Ferguson from Waterloo was diagnosed two years ago at the age of 29 and shares her story with us, ahead of the Mandarin MS Walk, Sunday, May 7th at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (455 University Ave. W., Kitchener):
Why you should sign up for the Mandarin MS Walk:
It’s the MS Society’s largest fundraiser.
There’s a total of 148 MS Walk events across Canada; 57 in Ontario in 2017.
Provincially: More than 18,000 people expected to take part in 2017, raising over $4M in pledges.
Proceeds from the MS Walk are used to support both MS research and services in accordance with the MS Society of Canada’s mission statement.
Select funds stay in the local community to provide services for people with MS and their families (e.g. supportive counseling, self-help groups, information and referrals, equipment).
Select funds support Canadian research projects, furthering the search for the cure and the development of new treatments for people with multiple sclerosis.
Select funds support advocacy work for more flexible income & employment supports for Canadians affected by MS, caregiver supports, coordinated care, and more investment from our governments in MS research.
Canada has the highest rates of MS in the world!
MS is one of the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
Women are 3 times as likely to develop MS than men.
To register or for more information visit mswalks.ca
MANDARIN MS WALK – EVERY STEP MATTERS.