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Walking fights multiple sclerosis

Walking fights multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Canada – The Morrissey Strip is back with the 30th annual Walk, a major fundraising event for the organization. In Mauricie, three departures will take place on Sunday, May 26, from 11 a.m., at Pie XII Park in Trois-Rivières, at Saint-Maurice Park in Shawinigan and at Saint-Louis Park in La Tocque.

“It's really special for us this year because it marks the 50th anniversary of Morrissey MS, at the same time as the 30th anniversary of our career,” said Lillian Demers-LaMarche, MS Canada Director – Morrissey Sector. When it was founded thirty years ago, its primary goal was to raise awareness. Even if the disease is better known today, we continue to organize it for the welfare it brings to the affected people with the vision of supporting people. We also do this for the money raised because it helps us provide services to our people here, as the money stays in Morrissey. »

“Once again this year, we will be offering three walk locations, in La Tocq, Shawinigan and Trois-Rivières. Registration is free and fundraising is voluntary, so not mandatory. We aim to exceed the amount we raised last year, so we have set a goal of $38,500. As for the walkers, we have We had 280 last year, so it will be fun to go over 300.

To support the event, Laurie Bellerive will serve as honorary chair, while the spokesperson for this remarkable 2024 walk will be Isabel Rivas, who has suffered from multiple sclerosis for over 30 years and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. – Morrissey sector.

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“I have spent a lot of time with people with MS and I have known Denis (Baribeau, chairman of SP Mauricie) for many years. We also hold classes on Fridays for people with MS, so it was “It is certainly an honor for me to be asked if I would like to be an honorary president.” I also felt that I could influence my network of contacts. In short, we will be there with my children on May 26 and invite people to come and walk as a family, to make it a family activity »

“I received the good news via email and found it really interesting,” Ms. Rivas stated. I have had MS for 32 years and am very involved with it. I want to prove that we can continue to be healthy despite illness. At Morrissey, we're the best team, first and foremost, and we're happy to raise money for people here at Morrissey. »

Items commemorating the organization's 50th anniversary, such as stuffed animals or cutting boards, are also for sale to raise money. For more information, or to register for the walk, visit