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Friday, 3 May 2013

May 5 2013 Mandarin MS Walk Lindsay- Lace Up!

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Are You Lacing Up for MS? 

Sunday May 5,2013 people affected by MS will be lacing up across Canada for loved ones with MS. Will you be lacing up?
Please share your experiences in the comments below. Here are 10 interesting facts we learnt about the Multiple Sclerosis:

MS  - Did You Know These 10 Facts? 

  1. Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. 
  2. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada. 
  3. Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. 
  4. Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men. 
  5. MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
  6. 10% of persons with MS experience episodes of uncontrollable laughing and/or crying that are unpredictable and seem to have little or no relationship to actual events or the individual’s actual feelings.
  7. MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868.
  8. Since MS Society founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada.
  9. The Society receives almost no funding from government. 
  10. MS Society of Canada is lobbying The Government of Canada to create a more flexible and supportive employment insurance sickness benefits program for people with episodic illnesses
image MS Walk poster Lace up for somone you loveLace up for someone you love on Sunday May 5th at Lindsay Collegiate Vocational Institute 2060 Kent Street West,Lindsay. Join in either a 5km or 10km walk, followed by music, awards, prizes and more! All proceeds go towards programs in the Kawartha Lakes community to support those living with MS and pivotal research in order to find a cause and cure for MS. Go to mswalks.ca to register or call 1-800-268-7582 ext 3130.

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