MS Walk
Banlieue Ouest

Banlieue Ouest

Dimanche, 27 mai 2018

Event Details


Location: École secondaire des Sources : 2900, rue Lake, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9B 2P1
Check-in time: 8 h 30
Start time: 10 h 00
Route length(s): 5 km, 10 km
Early Check-in Location: Centre civique de Dollard-des-Ormeaux : 12 001, boul. De Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9B 2A7
Early Check-in Date: 17 mai 2018
Early Check-in Time: 13 h à 15 h et de 19 h à 21 h

For more information, contact Christina Karavolas:
christina.karavolas@scleroseenplaques.ca | 514-676-1588

Progress

62%

Online Raised: $71,453.34

Online Goal: $115,000.00

Teams: 29
Walkers: 191

End of online registration

Online registration for the 2018 MS Walk is now closed. If you would like to participate to the MS Walk and have not yet registered, it will still possible to do so on the day of the event, Sunday, May 27, 2018.

However, you can still request donations on your Participant Centre.

See you on Sunday!


The theme of the West Island MS Walk this year is baseball. Participants are invited to wear a cap or jersey from their favourite baseball team. Perry Gee, the greatest collector of Montreal Expos merchandise, will be at the event.

Honorary Presidents

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After receiving his degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université de Montréal in 2001, Marco Vernacchia practised as a pharmacist for seven years before becoming the co-owner of the Saint-Lazare Pharmaprix in 2008. In 2011, he became the sole owner of the Pharmaprix at 10 Place de la Triade, in Pointe-Claire.

As a community pharmacist, he’s in touch with numerous customers and is very committed to such causes as West Island Community Shares, AMCAL Family Services; he has also supported such groups as the West Island Women’s Shelter. Mr. Vernacchia is also a member of the board of CLSCs Lac-Saint-Louis and Pierrefonds Foundation, and supervises student interns from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université de Montréal. In his free time, he also composes orchestral music and plays piano!

For three years now, Mr. Vernacchia has chosen to join the battle against multiple sclerosis and support ongoing research on this disease. As part of Pharmaprix’s “Love, You.” campaign and to show his backing for a long-time employee who has MS, he decided to generously support the West Island Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help group. And he has now agreed to be honorary president of the West Island MS Walk.

Marco Vernacchia
Owner-Pharmacist
Pharmaprix

 

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Since 2016, Perry Giannias, owner of the world’s largest collection of Montreal Expos memorabilia, has been organizing ExposFest, an activity for baseball-loving families that is held for the benefit of the Kat D DIPG Foundation at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The funds go to this organization because Perry’s niece, Catherine “Kat” Demes, had a rare cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Since Kat passed away, at age four, in 2015, Perry’s family has raised more than $325,000. Thus, Perry Giannias has combined his love of baseball with this good cause for three years. This year, he also chose to get involved in the West Island MS Walk, and we thank him for that!

Perry Giannias

 

Top Online Fundraisers


Individuals

  1 -  Robin Little ($6,862.00)
  2 -  Manon Soucy ($5,345.00)
  3 -  M.J. Plebon ($5,085.00)
  4 -  Linda Lessard ($3,545.00)
  5 -  Lisa Marie Gingera ($3,445.00)
  6 -  Maria Di Iorio ($2,610.00)
  7 -  Genevieve Boileau ($2,505.00)
  8 -  Barry Lalonde ($2,497.00)
  9 -  Christine Boutros ($2,485.00)
  10 -  Robert Burrows ($1,925.00)

Teams

  1 -  West Island Roadrunners ($16,342.00)
  2 -  Kirkland Sluggers ($4,230.00)
  3 -  bStrong.bBrave. ($3,979.00)
  4 -  Binette et cie ($2,943.00)
  5 -  B&J's ANGELS ($2,497.00)
  6 -  What An Nice Walk ($2,316.00)
  7 -  Paradies Lagardere Montreal ($1,830.00)
  8 -  Las Amigas ($1,655.00)
  9 -  Les balcons ($1,420.00)
  10 -  MS Army ($1,165.00)

 


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