IN MAY, ACT TO END MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS!

May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, the MS Society has several suggestions for actions you can take to help, in your own way, to create a future without MS.

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SPOKESPERSON

I have been associated with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada for almost 25 years. In the beginning, I didn’t know much about MS and it never occurred to me that my big sister Caroline would one day have it. I certainly didn’t know how this disease can devastate someone’s life. So I’m happy to be able to contribute to creating a future without MS for Caroline and for all 20,000 Quebecers living with this disease.

Together, from May 11 to 13, 2017, let’s participate in the MS Carnation Campaign: let’s tell everyone we know about it, proudly wear a carnation, make a donation… All these small actions can change the course of events for people with MS.

Thank you for your much appreciated commitment!

Patricia Paquin
Spokesperson, MS Awareness Month


MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)

Multiple sclerosis is a disease which affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). In general, it strikes people who are between 15 and 40 years old. It is the most common neurological disease among young adults in Canada. Three and a half times as many women as men are diagnosed with MS. Close to 100 000 Canadians have MS. In Quebec only, there are more than 20,000 people living with this degenerative disease. For more information, click here.

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 (8,000 members) and family members, and education programs. Services and programs are delivered usually through the 18 local chapters which serve communities across Quebec with the division providing services to non-chapter areas. The division office is located in Montreal.