Edmonton, AB (March 29, 2017) – The PCL family of companies is
pleased to announce a donation of $1.25 million to the MS Society of Canada to
fund a grant for groundbreaking research targeting questions on the progression
of the disease. Multiple Sclerosis currently affects an estimated 100 thousand
Canadians. PCL’s involvement with the MS Society gives
us an opportunity to offer critical funding for research to hopefully one day
find a cure for this disease.
“Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world,” said
PCL’s Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO. “PCL is proud to help with funding to
accelerate research discoveries in finding a cure for this autoimmune disease. Supporting organizations where we work and live is a staple of
PCL’s commitment to healthy communities.”
PCL is the lead donor of the endMS: Whatever it Takes
campaign. PCL’s investment also includes becoming national sponsor for the
popular MS Bike events that raise money for MS, and take place across the
country each year.
Yves Savoie, CEO of MS
Society of Canada said, “On behalf of everyone at the Multiple Sclerosis
Society of Canada, I thank PCL for their $1.25 million pacesetting
contribution. PCL’s support injects critical funding into a groundbreaking
research project, which aims to uncover critical questions around disease
progression – an urgent priority for those living with MS. PCL also joins us as
a national sponsor of MS Bike, an event we invite employees to participate in
and thereby multiply PCL’s reach and visibility in communities across Canada.”
More information on MS
Bike and registering to take part can be found online.
multiple sclerosis and the MS Society of 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.
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