Through every area of our work – research to discover new treatments, advocacy to help people qualify for AISH or CPPD, support groups and social programs – we aim to help people live better with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease, with no cure at present. It has a profound impact on every area of a person’s life. It is unpredictable and presents in different forms. Many people can live normal lives for many years, others develop more progressive forms of the disease resulting in various degrees of paralysis. We often refer to MS as Canada’s disease because:
Through generous contributions from donors, corporate sponsors, and fervent fundraisers, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has:
When the MS Society was founded, there were no treatments for those living with MS. Now, with the help of the MS Society, there are 11 different disease modifying treatments available through Alberta Health Care. However, because of the unpredictability of the disease, there is still work to be done.
For the latest in MS research go visit our website. The MS Society has various programs to help those affected by the disease. We support those living with MS and their families through:
Make a Donation–Donors to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada are making a difference. Your donations mean we can fund MS research that is helping doctors diagnose MS, discover better treatments and find a cure for this disabling disease.
There are many ways individuals can help support the MS Society of Canada. By participating and fundraising in one of our events, volunteering, organizing a fundraiser, or donating directly to the MS Society.
Johnson MS Bike–Airdrie to Olds: www.msbike.ca
Embark on an extraordinary journey with over 800 cyclists through scenic rural Alberta. On this two-day, 180km road ride you will enjoy rest stops along the way stocked with food, beverages and smiling faces. Weekend celebrations include Beer Gardens, live entertainment and more! Bring friends, family and supporters alike to cheer you on. The tour is equipped with transportation, mechanical and first aid support. We invite everyone age 10 and up of all abilities to challenge themselves by registering today. Enjoy a weekend of excitement, fun and profound accomplishment as you join the fight to end MS.
Jayman BUILT MS Walk–Calgary: www.mswalks.ca
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. When you join the Jayman BUILT MS Walk, you join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research happening right here in Canada. It’s an exciting time for MS research, and your fundraising will help improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS today, and those who may receive a diagnosis tomorrow.
Volunteer–The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is an organization founded by volunteers and continually fueled by the initiative and dedication of thousands of volunteers across the country.
Click here to read the stories of our exceptional volunteers and their impact in furthering our mission to be leaders in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. If you are interested in volunteering for the Calgary chapter, don’t hesitate and call us today.