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Carnation sales to benefit MS Society

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada is hitting the streets to bring in dollars. The annual Mother’s Day Carnation Campaign kicks off Thursday. The money raised will go towards services offered through the Leeds & Grenville chapter. Regular bouquets, potted plants and mini bouquets will be up for grabs starting at $6.

Volunteers will be set up in Brockville at The Score, Food Basics, Beer Store, Scotiabank, TD Bank, CIBC, Metro, Canadian Tire and the LCBO.

The MS Walk is also coming up. It’s being held in Brockville on May 26. Registration is now open.

Coordinator Kelly McElrea says she’s like to see some teams from Kemptville and Prescott make it out to the walk. She says volunteers are also needed for the event.

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People can sign up by clicking here  

McElrea says MS hits everyone differently. She says it’s a disease of the central nervous system and the number one autoimmune disorder affecting youth today.

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, affecting 1 in 385 people.  

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Carnation Campaign or walk can contact McElrea directly [email protected].

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