Canada has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world. This unpredictable, and often disabling disease affects women three times more often than men. The onset is usually between the ages of 15 and 40; as a time in life when people are planning their education, building their careers, raising their children and working towards their dreams. The fight against MS begins with investing in Canada’s brilliant young minds by recruiting and retaining innovative and collaborative MS researchers.
All funds raised through the 2018 WAMS will support the End MS Research and Training Network’s Summer School and Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT) set to be held in Saskatchewan in 2020. These programs engage and support the brightest young scientists in Canada, cementing their interest in uncovering the mysteries of multiple sclerosis. Supporting them from the start of their career ensures that those living with MS will always have researchers fighting this disease for them.