PCL Construction Gears up to Sponsor MS Bike Tour

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Edmonton – Buildings & Civil Construction, Edmonton – North American Headquarters

Edmonton, AB (June 8, 2018) – The PCL family of companies is proud to be a National Sponsor of the MS Bike Tour. Every year, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels across Canada come together to fundraise for and participate in MS Bike, taking a stand against MS and supporting those affected by the autoimmune disease.
 

In addition to sponsorship, PCL employees are invited to participate in the MS Bike tour. The team of PCLers join the tour in a demonstration of dedication, perseverance, and community. Their efforts help raise funds for research, treatment, and prevention of the disease, and support for the estimated 1 in 340 Canadians living with it.

“Commitment to social responsibility is a guiding principle for PCL,” said Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO of PCL. “We are proud to be involved with this important organization to support healthy communities and join the fight to end multiple sclerosis.”

PCL has an ongoing partnership with the MS Society of Canada. In 2017, PCL donated $1.25 million towards a grant to accelerate groundbreaking research on the progression of the disease – and hopefully one day find a cure.

It all gets started tomorrow, June 9th, in Alberta. The first MS Bike ride of the year is the largest and longest running Johnson MS Bike ride, from Leduc to Camrose. Learn more about MS Bike and how you can take part.  

About multiple sclerosis (MS) and the MS Society of Canada

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. It is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Please visit mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 to make a donation or for more information. 

About PCL Construction 

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

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Shane Jones
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PCL Construction
(780) 733-5107
srjones@pcl.com