MS walk­ers raise $22,000 dur­ing Swift Cur­rent fundraiser

Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

An in­crease of 30 per cent in the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants made the 2009 Swift Cur­rent MS Walk a suc­cess.

Sun­day’s walk at­tracted a to­tal of 146 walk­ers, with the par­tic­i­pants rais­ing ap­prox­i­mately $22,000 dur­ing the af­ter­noon.

For the sec­ond straight year the “Beechy Babes” earned the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the top fundrais­ing team, col­lect­ing just un­der $10, 000 for the fight against MS.

May is MS Aware­ness Month, an op­por­tu­nity to high­light this cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem dis­ease which is the most com­mon neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­ease ef­fect­ing Cana­dian young adults. Most of­ten di­ag­nosed be­tween the ages of 15 and 40, an es­ti­mated 55,000 to 75,000 Cana­di­ans have MS.

Saskatchewan has a high in­ci­dence rate of MS, with ap­prox­i­mately 3,500 in­di­vid­u­als in the prov­ince di­ag­nosed with MS.

Swift Cur­rent City Coun­cil pro­claimed May 10 to 16 as MS Aware­ness Week dur­ing their May 5 meet­ing.

The Beechy Babes were saluted as the top fundrais­ing team

dur­ing Sun­day’s MS Walk in Swift Cur­rent, rais­ing just un­der $10,000. The Elm­wood Golf and Coun­try Club do­nated a Golf Cart for the team cap­tain of the Beechy Babes so she could par­tic­i­pate in the walk this year, as her legs are not strong enough to walk that far any­more due to her MS.

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