On Sunday, May 28, hundreds of Central Albertans will come together for the Red Deer Jayman BUILT MS Walk to demonstrate their power in helping to change the lives of local families, and people across the country, affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).
Taking place in Great Chief Park, the Jayman BUILT MS Walk offers individuals and teams a chance to celebrate hope and join the fight against MS, while raising crucial funds for the cause. The event is the MS Society’s major annual fundraiser, and the Central Alberta Chapter is calling on the community to join the fight by registering and fundraising.
“We’re asking Central Alberta residents to show their enduring support in the fight against MS by registering and joining us at the Jayman BUILT MS Walk May 28th” says Kim Mortimer, Development Coordinator for Central Alberta. “The Walk is our annual opportunity to demonstrate to people living with MS that they are not alone. Even if every new participant made a small contribution, it would make a big difference in the success of our event and our capacity to help improve quality of life for people with MS who need and deserve our support,” adds Mortimer.
The MS Society is dedicated to funding research and services that empower Canadians affected by MS. Money raised through the Jayman BUILT MS Walk will help fund local programs and services to help people effectively manage and cope with MS, and will also fuel Canadian MS research into causes, improved treatments and a cure.
Opening ceremonies will take place at the Kiwanis Picnic Shelter in Great Chief Park on Sunday, May 28, beginning at 9:00 am, with the Walkers setting off at 9:20 am. These serve as ideal photo and media opportunities.
Registration for the Red Deer Jayman BUILT MS Walk can be done online at mswalks.ca, or by calling the regional office at 403-346-0290. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 26 at noon, but unregistered participants can also join the day-of.
In 2016, the Red Deer Jayman BUILT MS Walk raised $110,000; this year, organizers believe that with the support of the community, the event will be able to significantly increase participant numbers and revenue.
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