WHEREAS Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling neurological disease affecting an estimated 100,000 Canadians;

WHEREAS Multiple sclerosis symptoms vary widely and may lead to problems with numbness, coordination, vision and speech, as well as extreme fatigue and even paralysis;
WHEREAS There is no known cause of, or cure for, multiple sclerosis;
WHEREAS The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, founded in 1948, is the only national voluntary
organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families;
WHEREAS The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has provided more than $117 million for MS research during the past 60 years, as well as a wide range of programs and services, and social action for people with MS;
WHEREAS The dedication and commitment of the supporters and volunteers here today could only make
this possible;
THEREFORE I, the Town Crier of the Town of Wawota, Saskatchewan, Canada, do hereby claim the month of May to be MS Awareness Month for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

This date: April 25, 2014      Signature: Neil Birnie


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