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$1,417.15 raised for MS research

Concordia continues the fight against Canada’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis
May 29, 2015
By Shelagh Peden


At lunchtime on May 14, Concordians and community members gathered in the atrium of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV) to raise funds toward research to prevent Multiple Sclerosis. By the end of the luncheon, $1,417.15 had been collected for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

MS is considered an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system and can cause symptoms such as extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes.

It has been dubbed ‘Canada’s disease’ because it’s strangely more prevalent here than anywhere else. The funds raised will go toward finding out why, among other things.

At the luncheon hosted by Hospitality Concordia, in collaboration with Chartwells, the university’s outgoing food services provider, diners were fed ‘international rice bowls’ with a choice of four sauces from countries all over the world, with rum balls and fruit for dessert.

In addition to lunch tickets, funds were raised with a 50-50 draw and an enviable Canadiens grand-prize package that included a hockey stick signed by the whole team and an Aislin cartoon that depicts Habs fandom in Montreal. Many sincere thanks to the Canadiens de Montréal and Terry Mosher for their generosity.

The 50-50 draw went to Pauline Peace, a member of the public who wanted to support the cause, and the grand prize went to Kathy Carey, coordinator of Registration and Doctoral Studies in the School of Graduate Studies, pictured in the slideshow.

This was the sixth annual MS luncheon in support of the cause, bringing the total raised to $13,833.60.

The team at Hospitality Concordia offers their heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who made the event a success.


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