Barbara Rickard from Port McNeill is the top fund-raiser at the local MS Walk every year – in 2014 raising $3

Barbara Rickard from Port McNeill is the top fund-raiser at the local MS Walk every year – in 2014 raising $3

Walk raises funds for MS

Join the fight against MS at the Port Alice Scotiabank MS Walk on Sunday, May 10th

Join the fight against MS at the Port Alice Scotiabank MS Walk on Sunday, May 10th at 10 am.  The MS Walk is the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s largest national fund-raiser with more than 160 walks across Canada.

Come out to experience a morning full of excitement and hope that one day we will live in a world without MS, and leave knowing that you are a valuable contributor to making it a reality.  The MS Walk will start and end at the Port Alice Community Centre and the walk itself will be along the Port Alice Sea Walk offering participants a safe, scenic route with two walk lengths to choose from – five or 10 km – or turn around whenever you want for a shorter walk!  Dogs on leash are welcome.

Register in advance at www.mswalks.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-339-0819.  Register as an individual or connect with friends, family and co-workers and start a team.  A team should be comprised of four or more participants, including a team captain.  TeamMS perks include a team photo, team captain support, and public recognition for your team and, if applicable, the company or local business your team represents.

Registered walk participants receive a pledge package and access to online fund-raising tools to raise pledges prior to the walk.  Raise a minimum of $125 in pledges and receive a walk t-shirt and day of event barbecue lunch.  Raise $250 or more and receive additional fund-raising rewards or join the Mission First Club and receive a tax receipt for 10 per cent of the pledges you raise. Proceeds from the Port Alice and Comox Valley Scotiabank MS Walks stay with the MS Society of Canada, North Vancouver Island Chapter allowing us to provide local programs and services to people affected by MS such as information, support, advocacy and referral services, the Equipment Provision Program, the Special Assistance Program and the Comox Clinic.  Our Chapter also makes a significant annual contribution to MS research to treat MS and find a cure – $16,853 in 2014.  We serve communities from Bowser to Port Hardy, including Gold River, Tahsis and the northern Gulf Islands.    Last year, Port Hardy Scotiabank MS Walk participants raised $9,195!

If you need more information please email cherie.kamenz@mssociety.ca or call 1-877-339-0819.

 

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