Cruising for a cause supports MS research

Cruisin’ for a Cause Day unites the old past-time of cruisin’ on a summer night with fundraising for a cause that affects many Canadians.

Cruisin’ for a Cause Day unites the old past-time of cruisin’ on a summer night with fundraising for a cause that affects many Canadians.

The annual event, on Aug. 22, supports the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s goal to find a cure for MS.

On Thursday, $1 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W will go towards ending MS. In addition to buying Teen Burgers, supporters can also purchase $1, $2 or $3 paper cutouts, give through in-store donation boxes or donate to the campaign online at cruisinforacause2013.ca.

MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults in Canada. Money raised from this event will help the MS Society fund vital MS research, government advocacy, financial support and wellness programs that empower Canadians impacted by the disease.

Last year the Cruisin’ for a Cause Day raised more than $1.4 million for Canadians living with MS. In total the annual event has raised more than $3.3 million in support of the MS Society of Canada and its mission of finding a cure for MS.