When A&W invited me to interview Canadians about MS and their struggle against this ruthless disease, I declined. The truth is, I already knew too much. As a child growing up my day-to-day was helping my mother. I was a firsthand witness to this autoimmune disease. In the ’80s, little was known about MS and treatment was nothing compared to what it is today.
While my mother passed away decades ago, she would be delighted to see the progress made by the MS Society. When we rally together really wonderful things can happen. Proud supporters in their 14th year, A&W Canada is once again donating $2 from each Teen Burger® to this incredible cause.
A&W has already raised an impressive $17 million since this campaign debuted, and this year they hope to raise another $1.5 million for the cause. From open to close, each Teen Burger®sold today makes an impact on the lives of those living with MS.
About A&W Canada
A&W is proud to be a 100% Canadian-owned-and-operated company, and one of the most trusted brands in the country. A sustainable leader in the QSR industry, we believe in helping our customers take small, simple actions for the good of people and the planet. From serving 100% grass-fed beef and offering reusables in our restaurants to fundraising in support of Canadians living with Multiple Sclerosis, we strive to make a positive impact in our communities. We’re all about serving up great taste with simple, natural ingredients and minimal waste in over 1,000 restaurants across the country. For more information, please visit aw.ca.
About multiple sclerosis and the MS Society of Canada
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. On average, 12 Canadians are diagnosed every day. MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). It is considered an episodic disease meaning that the severity and duration of illness and disability can vary and are often followed by periods of wellness.
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. The MS Society provides information, support and advocacy to people affected by MS, and funds research to find the cause and cure for the disease, bringing us closer to a world free of MS. Please visit mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 for more information, to get involved, or to support Canadians affected by MS by making a donation.