MS society fundraising success

  • Aug. 31, 2010 11:21 p.m.

It is my pleasure to write to thank everyone involved with the 20th Annual Meyers Norris Penny MS Walk on May 30, which had to go to a plan B.

We saw over 600 participants join us in downtown Red Deer at our office in the Century Centre for our “Virtual” MS Walk.

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease and so was the weather. It overwhelms me to see how that didn’t stop the hundreds of participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff to raise over $175,000 to date, to help provide services and fund research for the many clients and their families in Central Alberta living with MS.

Two weeks later we hosted the 11th Annual Rona MS Bike Tour, June 12 and 13, setting a record of 156 cyclists raising over $132,000 with money still coming in. We are proud of our bike tour which provides cyclists with a well run, safe and fun ride through Central Alberta while supporting a cause.

This year once again our participants got very creative in raising funds through, garage sales, bake sales, hot dog sales, flower sales, pop can collections, corporate matching funds, and so many other great ways.

MS Society of Canada raises over 98% of the money through events like the Walk and Bike Tours across Canada. Each and everyone’s efforts raising one dollar at a time is so much appreciated by those living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Thank you again, together we will end MS.

Lorraine Evans Cross

Executive Director

MS Society, Central Alberta Chapter