Just happened on this posting... I had no idea! Jeesh. Perhaps I should log on to the MS Society's site more often! "Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world and women are diagnosed with the disease three times more frequently than men. These are two stark facts that serve as motivation for those who work to end the disease.
"It is with some humility that we acknowledge Canada as being a country with a high prevalence of MS," says Yves Savoie, president and chief executive of the MS Society of Canada and president of the MS Society, Ontario Division. "However, it is with great pride that I say that Canada is a world-wide leader in MS research and tens of thousands of Canadians are committed to ending MS in as short a time as possible." During May, MS Awareness Month, volunteers from around the country are taking part in fundraising events like the MS Carnation Campaign.