This Thursday (Aug. 22) is Burgers to Beat MS Day, when A&W Canada will donate $2 from every Teen Burger sold to the MS Society of Canada to help those living with MS.
Burgers to Beat MS team captain is Christine Sinclair, three-time Olympian and Canadian women’s national soccer team captain.
Sinclair is encouraging Canadians to rally together to help find a way to beat the disease and raise awareness by visiting their local A&W and sharing their experience online using #BurgersToBeatMS and tagging @AWCanada and @MSSocietyCanada.
In addition to the 11th annual Burgers to Beat MS Day on Thursday, from now until the end of business hours on Thursday, A&W customers can round up their bills at the till (with the difference going to the MS Society of Canada), give via in-restaurant donation mugs or donate online at BurgersToBeatMS.ca.
Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Approximately one in every 385 Canadians live with MS, which amounts to more than 77,000 people in Canada.
MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. It is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults in Canada.
Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 49 and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives.
The MS Society provides programs and services to people with MS and their families, advocates for those living with MS and funds research to help improve the quality of life for people living with MS and to ultimately find a cure for this disease.
Go online to mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 for more information.