Let's help each other....

I have just completed my first charity walk and know one thing for sure. This will not be my last. 

Recently, a member of my family had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a very complex neurological disease. After the initial reaction of confusion and anger, we as a family decided to take this diagnosis head on.  We did our research, decided on the appropriate course of action (to which exercise and dietary modifications are major factor), and proceeded with life as usual. Until this weekend that is.

Today 9 members of my family and I walked in support of MS research. The MS walk took place in over 160 communities today, bringing a sense of community, belongingness, and awareness. Participation in these events helps fund innovative programs and services in our community – and supports research dedicated to finding a cure. You can register as an individual, be part of a team, or even volunteer.

Did you know?
  • Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis rates in the world.
  • MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
  • Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
  • Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
  • We don’t know what causes MS but researchers are closer to finding the answer.

Please visit mssociety.ca to learn more.  

Now multiple sclerosis is just one of many diseases/conditions that are affecting our society. Diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and stroke in one-way or another have impacted us all. So please, take the time to show that no one is immune, and that no one walks alone.  Take part in a charity walk or run this summer for yourself, your family, or just simply…for the cause.

Here are a some charity events that you may consider supporting:

Thank you,

Dr. Craig McNamee

**Please consult your health care provider before following any advice on this blog.


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