Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world and every day 3 more Canadians are diagnosed with MS. The disease is an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory, and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure.
As you may know, my daughter Jani lives with relapsing remitting MS, a form of multiple sclerosis characterized by unpredictable attacks where new symptoms appear or existing ones get worse.
For almost 30 years, I have fundraised for and participated in MS Bike, a 150 KM bike tour to raise money for MS research in Canada. Our team, Journey for Jani, has raised tens of thousands of dollars to fund research to discover new treatments, support those who live with MS, and drive us towards a cure.
Jani has directly benefitted from these advancements, originally receiving injections everyday, to an infusion once a month, and now takes an oral treatment once a day. This progress and relief is thanks to the support of my family and friends who have stood behind me to fight against this disease.
Join me in the fight to end MS
I’m not able to continue to ride in MS Bike but I’m redirecting my efforts to support the future of MS research. The MS Society of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of leading MS researchers in Canada and provides funding to masters and doctoral students to pursue MS research. I’m directing my support towards providing a young MS researcher with the opportunity to pursue research into new treatments and increasing the quality of life for those who live with MS.
I’m asking you to please join me in investing in important research to support Jani and the thousands of Canadians who are affected by this disease. Thank you.