Thanks to an anonymous donor, all donations to the MS Society will be tripled if you give before midnight on December 31.
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease. On average, 12 Canadians are diagnosed with MS every day. Most people are diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20 and 49 and the unpredictable effects of the disease will last for the rest of their lives.
MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Since that includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve, MS can affect vision, memory, balance and mobility. It is considered an episodic disability meaning that the severity and duration of illness and disability can vary and are often followed by periods of wellness. It can also be progressive.
MS is unpredictable and may cause symptoms such as extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently, there is no cure, but each day researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.
Your donation to the MS Society will help them research the development of better treatments with fewer side effects, and one day cure the disease for good!
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Giving before the end of 2021 will mean your donation goes triple the distance too. Donate $25, and it becomes $75, donate $100, and it becomes $300! An anonymous donor is tripling all donations up to a campaign total of $200,000!
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