Burgers For MS is back for the 8th year in a row this Thursday August 25th! A&W is teaming up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada for a great cause. Enjoy a delicious Teen Burger® and $1 will be donated to the society to help find a cure for MS. Every A&W restaurant across Canada will be participating.
There are a few ways you can support the cause!
Since 2009, our fellow Canadians have helped raise over $8 million, with the funds being used for MS research to find a cure for this disease. Meanwhile, the funds also go into beneficial programs aimed at helping current MS patients live fuller lives.
So why should we care? In Canada, 1 out of every 340 people is living with MS, presenting one of the highest rates of MS in the world. This disease affects mostly younger adults between 15-40. It attacks the central nervous system and can cause anything from fatigue, vision problems, chronic pain, to loss of mobility. Currently, no cure exist for the condition, and the cause remains unknown. Inevitably, every person with the disease will experience worsening conditions.
But researchers are getting ever so closer to an answer. They have already made huge strides recently with a treatment study that proved to halt early symptoms and even reverse symptoms. New treatment options are currently being tested. Even though we’re not scientists, we can help too!
Every dollar we can donate allows researchers to find a cure sooner and contributes to improving the lives of our fellow Canadians living with this debilitating disease. So let’s make this year the best yet! Treat yourself to a burger and support a good cause at the same time!
Show your support by using the hashtag #BurgersToBeatMS on social media. I know I will be stopping by A&W on Thursday to get a burger, and I hope to see you there too!