Ski for MS this Sunday

Annual fundraiser set for Mount Washington Alpine Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a skier or snowboarder?  Do you know someone affected by multiple sclerosis?  If you answered yes, then you should be a part of Ski for MS on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

A fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – North Vancouver Island Chapter, Ski for MS is a great way to help people affected by MS in your community and earn a fun, inspiring and free day on the slopes.

Register online at http://mssoc.convio.net/NVISki or phone 250-339-0819 to register and receive your pledge package.  Registered participants who raise the pledge minimum for their age group will receive a free alpine lift pass for Jan. 27, lunch, a Ski for MS T-shirt or toque, entry to our Vertical Challenge – a fun endurance event, and the chance to win some great prizes donated from throughout the community.  After a great day on the mountain, join us at 3:30 for a quick wrap up ceremony to find out how much money was raised and maybe claim a great draw prize.

The pledge minimums are: adult (19-64) $150, student (19-64) $125, senior (65+) $125, youth (1318) $100, child (7-12) $75.

Many of our participants add to the fun by creating a team made up of friends, family, or co-workers.  Show your team spirit by dressing up or distinguishing yourselves at Ski for MS – there will be prizes for the top fundraising team and best team spirit.  FYI – team members are not required to stay together for the day.

Funds raised at this event will be used to: (1) provide local programs and services for people affected by MS on North Vancouver Island including information and referral, supportive counselling, self-help groups, financial assistance and education and (2) provide funds for our Chapter’s annual research donation.

The goals of MS research are to find a cure for MS, protect the nervous system and repair damage caused by MS, and improve monitoring and management of the disease.  In 2012, our Chapter provided $10,200 to MS research thanks to fantastic community support at all of our fundraising events.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, debilitating disease of the central nervous system.  Symptoms can include vision problems, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of balance and coordination, tingling and numbness, cognitive problems and partial or complete paralysis.

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world: an estimated 55,000-75,000 Canadians have MS.  It is most often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40 and affects three times as many women as men.

For more information about Ski for MS go to www.mssociety.ca/chapters/northvanisl or call 250-339-0819.

 

– Ski for MS

 

 

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