More than $13,000 raised in Lloydminster’s Burgers To Beat MS
The 11th annual Burger to Beat MS donates $2 from every teen burger towards the MS Society of Canada. (Photo by Brendan Collinge, MyLloydminsterNow.com staff)
The 11th year of Burgers To Beat MS raised $13,584.45 in the Border City’s four A&W locations. This year locals contributed to raising a record of more than $2 million across Canada in support of the MS Society of Canada.
More than 970 A&W locations participated this year by donating $2 from every teen burger sold. The Burgers To Beat MS campaign has become the MS Society’s largest partner in supporting 77,000 Canadians living with and affected by MS. Tammy Klotz, fund development coordinator for the Lloydminster MS Society, believes this shows Lloydminster’s commitment to supporting the cause.
“This is another testimony to how our community rallies together to create a world free
of MS,” says Klotz.
Canada has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. Klotz says the staff at A&W were excited to help with the campaign, and thanks Lloydminster residents for doing their part.
“We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for joining us at an A&W location – your support truly does make a difference in the lives of those affected by MS.”
The MS Society provides programs and services to people with MS and their families, advocates for those living with MS, and funds research to help improve the quality of life for people living with MS and to ultimately find a cure for this disease.