The annual MS Walk was held in Quesnel on Saturday, June 4. (Audrey Craigmyle photo)

The annual MS Walk was held in Quesnel on Saturday, June 4. (Audrey Craigmyle photo)

10th annual MS Walk in Quesnel raises $3,420

The fundraiser was held earlier this month in Spirit Square

The Quesnel MS Self Help Group is hoping for a brighter year ahead after a quieter than usual MS Walk.

The 10th annual MS Walk went ahead Saturday, June 4, at Spirit Square in downtown Quesnel raising $3,420.

“It was maybe just one of those Saturdays that a lot of people were either out of town or enjoying the nice day,” said Audrey Craigmyle, a Quesnel MS Self Help Group member.

“We didn’t get rained on, which was great, and a few people enjoyed the Riverfront Trail in support of our group, so that was really nice.”

It was the first in-person walk supporting the MS Society of Canada since the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic.

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According to the MS Society, an average of 12 Canadians are diagnosed with the chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis, every day.

Although the walk was unable to have burgers by Mr. Mikes on sale, Craigmyle said it was still an enjoyable event.

“A lot of people tried that out,” Craigmyle said of an on-display BEMER, or bio-electromagnetic energy regulation, machine used to increase blood circulation in healthy muscles temporarily.

“And it was just lots of fun connecting with people with MS who weren’t aware of our group that’s available in town,” she added.

The Quesnel MS Self-Help Group meets monthly. For more information, contact Donna at 778-414-1076.

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