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Together, let’s walk towards a future without Multiple Sclerosis

Register Now for the MS Walk in Hamilton-Burlington on Sunday, May 26th

MS Canada is inspired by a vision of a world free of multiple sclerosis. Toward that end, MS Canada works tirelessly with researchers, partners, volunteers, and individuals living with MS to bring about positive change through their annual MS Walk.

Brenda Rosychuk, Manager Western Canada Community Fundraising says, “Our MS Walk brings communities together from coast to coast. We’re a community that stands out for Canadians living with MS and we celebrate their strengths and resilience. And on this day, we want to bring people from across Canada closer together to be part of something bigger and move us closer to a world free of MS.”

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis, is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, affecting more than 90,000 Canadians. In fact, Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. On average, 12 Canadians are diagnosed every day, and most individuals are between the ages of 20 and 49.

MS is considered an episodic disability meaning that the severity and duration of episodes of illness and disability can vary, often followed by periods of wellness. Its unpredictable nature, characterized by a range of symptoms from fatigue and numbness to impaired mobility and cognitive decline presents significant challenges to those living with the condition. However, through initiatives like the MS Walk, the narrative shifts from one of despair to one of resilience, empowerment, and hope.


What is MS Walk?

The MS Walk, held in cities and towns across Canada on Sunday, May 26th encourages participants to take steps toward the goal where MS is but a memory. The MS Walk is a community-driven fundraising event for Canadians affected by MS. Rosychuk says, “When people are taking action in registering and fundraising for the MS Walk, they are creating a huge positive impact, not only in Ontario but across Canada.”

At its core, the MS Walk is more than a fundraiser; it symbolizes a collective commitment to building awareness, supporting research, and providing resources for those impacted by MS. Moreover, the MS Canada Walk serves as a platform for advocacy, amplifying the voices of those affected by MS and raising awareness about the challenges they face. By shining a spotlight on the challenges of living with the disease, the MS Walk fosters empathy and understanding, while combating stigma and misconceptions surrounding MS.

Participants have a shared purpose and that is to make a tangible difference in the lives of those impacted by MS. This sense of unity amplifies the impact of the event, turning it into a powerful catalyst for change. Together, they’ll share stories and cheer each other on as they strive to reach their fundraising goals.

Benefits of the funds raised

People living with MS across Canada are at the heart of everything MS Canada does. The money raised ensures that people affected by MS receive quality access and support that they need in whichever community they live. Their priority is to ensure that individuals across the country can access support programs and services, regardless of where they live.

Some examples of this programming include,

  • Virtual wellness
  • 1:1 peer support
  • MS Knowledge Network

Beyond its immediate impact, the MS Walk is infused with the overarching vision of a world free of multiple sclerosis. It imbodies the collective dream of researchers, healthcare professional, advocates, families, and individuals with MS, who envision a future where MS no longer impacts their lives. This vision fuels not only the fundraising efforts but also the ongoing research endeavors aimed at unraveling the complexities of MS and developing more effective treatments and ultimately a cure.


MS Walk in Hamilton-Burlington

On Sunday, May 26th walk as an individual or as part of a team. When you register for MS Walk you are making people’s lives better by ensuring that nobody living with MS is alone in their journey.

When you fundraise for MS Walk you take your support to the next level by helping fund the programs and resources needed to ensure their quality of life today and in the future. From the time you register, to MS Walk day in May, you will be connected online to others across the country who care just as much about finding a cure for MS. The fundraising goal in Hamilton-Burlington is $105,000.

On Sunday, May 26th walk as an individual or as part of a team. To register visit:

  • William Connell Park – 1086 West 5th Street, Hamilton
  • Event check in time 10am
  • Opening ceremonies 11am (Start time to follow)
  • Route distance 5km

For more information, contact Sierra Mota: [email protected], (647) 951-3326.

Each step taken, each dollar raised, becomes a testament to the unwavering dedication to improving the lives of those living with MS. The MS Walk propels us closer to the shared goal where MS is no longer a barrier to living life to its fullest and ultimately finding a cure.

Join tens of thousands of Canadians on Sunday, May 26th as they walk together to show that no person living with multiple sclerosis is alone.

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