Sunday, May 5th was a perfect day for the Mandarin MS Walk.
Over 100 people walked at Markham District High School, to enjoy the beautiful weather and share stories of hope with each other. Together they raised over $59,000 for multiple sclerosis research, programs, and advocacy.
DJ Jim Motton kicked off the party before the walk and led participants out to the route, where they strolled for 2K or 5K through the streets of Markham. The local Town Crier also joined the festivities.
A large team from Mandarin Restaurant showed their support at the Markham event, wearing matching pink team T-shirts and lots of spirit. Mandarin has been the lead provincial sponsor of MS Walk for the last 10 years, having raised $1 million during that time.
More than 11,000 participants in select locations across Ontario walked on May 5th to help change the lives of Canadians affected by MS.
The MS Society of Canada is dedicated to funding research and services that empower Canadians affected by MS. Money raised through the Mandarin MS Walk helps fund initiatives such as:
- MS research into causes, risk factors, treatments, as well as translational research, stem cells, vitamin D, diet, and exercise.
- Programs and services that help people affected by MS to manage and cope with the disease, including support groups and financial assistance.
- Lobbying for more flexible income and employment supports, caregiver supports, coordinated care, and more investment from our governments in MS research.