A&W teen burgers helping raise funds for MS

By Chad Klassen
August 25, 2016 - 1:14pm Updated: August 25, 2016 - 5:10pm

KAMLOOPS — A&W restaurants across Canada have been busy making teen burgers as part of the 8th annual Burgers to Beat MS fundraiser, including at seven locations in Kamloops. 

$1 from every teen burger sold across Canada today will towards research and funding other services for people living with multiple sclerosis. The Summitt Drive location will be open until 10 p.m. and is also taking donations for the m-s society of canada. 

"What we try to do at the MS Society of Canada is help people living with MS to improve their quality of life," says Fundraising Coordinator for the MS Society of Kamloops Katrina Harding. "We do this through funding MS research, as well as programs and services that help people living with MS to improve their quality of life."

"As example of how MS research can impact quality of life is, even translating injectable medicines into oral medication, so rather than having to inject yourself every day with a medication as a therapy for MS, you can simply take a pill and it can completely change your quality of life. 

Over $8.5 million has been raised since the campaign launched in 2008. Also on Thursday night in Kamloops, from 5 until 7 p.m., there will be a car show at the Fortune Drive A&W location. 

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