British Columbia has the third highest concentration of people with MS in Canada with an estimated 7,300 – 10,000 living with this neurological disease.
In Penticton at 10 a.m. the 2012 Scotiabank MS Walk, on Sunday, May 6, 2012, over 200 people will walk, run or roll to end MS, the most common neurological disease among young people in Canada. The walk will start from the Adidas Sportsplex, 550 Eckhardt Ave. West and includes a scooter and wheelchair accessible route. Last year over 230 local supporters raised over $55,000 to help support our local persons with MS.
From April to June, people in 25 communities will raise money and MS awareness in B.C. and Yukon.