On Thursday, Aug. 24, Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair is joining forces with A&W Canada for the “Burgers to Beat MS” campaign.
Sinclair’s mother, Sandi, lives with MS so the campaign is dear to the Olympic medallist. A&W restaurants, including the local outlets, will donate $2 from every Teen Burger sold to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Customers may also donate by rounding up their bills at the counter or donating to the cause in-store.
One in every 340 Canadians plus their loved ones are affected by MS. Since 2009, the campaign has raised more than $9 million to support MS research, in addition to programs and services to help improve the lives of Canadians living with MS.
According to the MS Society: Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is one of the most common neurological diseases among young adults in the country, attacking the central nervous system, and affecting vision, memory, balance and mobility.