Thousands of Canadians are taking to the streets this May in the annual MS Walk, to help find a cure for the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis – and you can join them.
In Vancouver, walkers will begin at the Plaza of Nations, then embark on walks of two or five kilometres, to show support and raise funding in the fight to end MS.
The shorter route follows the sea wall to David Lam Park, while the longer route continues around before ending beneath Burrard Street Bridge.
The walk is designed to be accessible to everyone, and is open to all, including anyone using a wheelchair, scooter or stroller. Dog owners may also bring along their furry friend.
The route is also near fully accessible Skytrain stations – Stadium and Main Street/Science World on the Expo/Millennium lines and Yaletown-Roundhouse on the Canada Line.
At the start/finish area, participants will be able to enjoy mingling, snacks, refreshments and music.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. The disease attacks the central nervous system and can occur at any age, but is usually diagnosed in people aged 15 to 40.
To learn more about MS, visit mssociety.ca.
Where: Plaza of Nations at Edgewater Casino – 760 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
When: Sunday, May 15, check-in at 8 a.m., start at 10 a.m., awards and closing at midday
Sign up: mssoc.convio.net
Vancity Buzz is a proud sponsor of the Scotiabank MS Walk