PCL Construction Partners up with the MS Society of Canada

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Edmonton – North American Headquarters

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.

About multiple sclerosis 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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