Elk Valley A&W restaurants raise over $1,000 for MS research

A&W restaurants in the Elk Valley raised over $1,000 in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada with Cruisin’ for a Cause day.

  • Sep. 4, 2013 1:00 p.m.

A&W restaurants in the Elk Valley raised over $1,000 in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada with the fifth annual Cruisin’ for a Cause day.

A&W restaurants across Canada, including Sparwood and Fernie, helped raise funds through the sale of cut-outs, customer contributions, and donations of $1 from every Teen Burger sold on August 22.

Fernie A&W raised $495.92 while the Sparwood restaurant raised $634.90 in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and its programs that benefit Canadians touched by the disease.

In total, Cruisin’ for a Cause has raised more than $5 million nationwide over the past five years to help those living with MS in communities across the country.

Canada has one of the highest incidence rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada and affects more than 100,000 Canadians – with women three times more likely to develop MS than men.