Sin­clair teams up with A&W to fight MS

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

TORONTO — Cana­dian soc­cer cap­tain Chris­tine Sin­clair is join­ing forces with A&W to raise money for the MS So­ci­ety of Canada.

The restau­rant chain will do­nate $2 from ev­ery Teen Burger sold on Aug. 24. In con­junc­tion with other fundrais­ing ef­forts, it hopes to raise $2 mil­lion this year.

Now in its ninth year, A&W’s “Burg­ers to Beat MS” cam­paign has al­ready raised close to $10 mil­lion.

Sin­clair, whose mother has MS, will be mak­ing ap­pear­ances in Van­cou­ver and Toronto as part of the cam­paign.

Ac­cord­ing to the MS So­ci­ety, Canada has the high­est rate of mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis in the world, with an es­ti­mated one in 340 Cana­di­ans liv­ing with the dis­ease.

The 34-year-old Sin­clair, a na­tive of Burn­aby, B.C., has scored 168 goals for Canada at the se­nior level.

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