Sinclair teams up with A&W to fight MS
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.