Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) movement
In 2007, the Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) movement was created by and for businesswomen from different professional backgrounds; it brought together influential personalities ready to work to build a world without multiple sclerosis (MS).
Since its launch in Quebec, the movement has raised almost $2.3 million to support research on MS and fund services that help to improve the daily lives of people affected by MS.
The success of WAMS is mainly due to the exceptional women who have joined the group over the years.
*The positions listed above correspond to the ones held by the honourees when they received the WAMS Award of Distinction.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society and its mission
The mission of the MS Society of Canada, founded in 1948, is: To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
The Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the principal resource in the province for information about multiple sclerosis, services for people with MS and family members, and education programs. Services and programs are delivered usually through the 18 local chapters which serve communities across Quebec
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling, disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. In Canada, it is the most widespread neurological disease affecting young adults. It is most often diagnosed in people aged 15 to 40 years old, who will live with the unpredictable effects for the rest of their lives. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. In Quebec, 20,000 people have the disease. The MS Society provides services for people living with this disease and their families and funds research aiming to discover the cause of MS and a cure for the disease. To donate or for more information, visit mssociety.ca for more information.