There are 100,000 Canadians living with the disease and three more people are diagnosed every day, according to the MS Society of Canada.
That's why MS Society of Canada and A&W Food Services are teaming for the fifth annual Cruisin' for a Cause campaign today, where $1 from every Teen burger sold will be donated to help end MS.
“We are excited about Cruisin' for a Cause in our community, because it shows great support for people with MS,” said Laurel Ireland, chair of the Sudbury chapter of the MS Society of Canada. “The money raised through this program will help fund wellness programs, government advocacy work and cutting-edge MS research that will increase our understanding of multiple sclerosis.”
Last year, A&W raised $1.4 million. Overall, the campaign has raised more than $3 million.
Cruisin' for a Cause activities include classic car gatherings, retro music, car hop service and car hop relay races, hula hoop contests and a visit from the Great A&W Root Bear.
Donations can also be made online at www.cruisinforacause2013.ca.