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 $2.2 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)
Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada funds research to find the causes and cure for this disease. It also provides services to people with MS and their families. Please visit mssociety.ca for more information.