One in 340 Canadians are living with Multiple Sclerosis or MS. It’s one of the most common neurological diseases among young adults, attacking the central nervous system and affecting vision, memory and balance.
Today A&W restaurant are donating a dollar from the sale of every teen burger to the MS Society of Canada, to assist those living with the disease. The Canadian restaurant chain is call it “Burger to Beat MS Day”. Last year the A&W restaurant in the Westgate Plaza led all B.C. restaurants in fundraising and was the 10th highest location in Canada. Root Beer Floats will also be available for a minimum donation of $1 to the MS Society of Canada.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. It’s most commonly diagnosed in individuals aged 15 – 40. Although the cause of the often disabling disease is still not known, researchers believe they are getting closer to finding the answer.