By Jensen, Randy on May 29, 2020.
Each year the MS Society of Canada visits Ottawa to meet with politicians from across the country to bring awareness and support for people affected by multiple sclerosis. However, this year, because of the global pandemic, the society is unable to do so in-person.
Instead, on Saturday, World MS Day, the MS Society of Canada is holding a Virtual Carnation Pinning for politicians across the country and the global MS community to recognize MS Awareness Month and World MS Day. As part of our ongoing work to support Canadians affected by MS and #MakeMSMatter, the event will help raise awareness of the tens of thousands of Canadians who live with the disease and the impact it can have on their lives.
“Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world,” says Pam Valentine, president and CEO, MS Society of Canada. “Canadians affected by MS face many challenges, from financial hardships to difficulty accessing care, and COVID-19 has only intensified them.
“Our Virtual Carnation Pinning helps build awareness of the impact MS has on people across our country. With the support of the MS community and parliamentarians from coast to coast to coast, we will share the personal and profound stories of life with MS and continue the crucial work towards our vision, a world free of MS.”