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Victoria MS Walk participants raise nearly $45K for research

$3.5M raised across the nation for MS Canada
Gabrielle Veto, far right, has attended every walk except one since her diagnosis. (Of Earth and Soul Photography)

The Victoria MS Walk on Sunday, May 26, raised $44,563 in donations to help Canadians living with multiple sclerosis.

“These funds raised help connect people affected by MS to information and resources and fund ground-breaking research to find the cause and cure for the disease, ultimately moving us one step closer to creating a world free of MS,” Nadia Di Spirito and the MS Walk Team wrote in a letter to Black Press Media.

Coast-to-coast, 12,000 participants raised just over $3.4 million collectively. In Victoria, 18 teams fundraised for the cause.

While there is no known cure for MS, Gabrielle Veto, one of the team leaders fundraising for the Victoria walk said in her almost 30 years of living with MS, money raised through fundraising efforts through MS Canada has led to substantial progress.

“The changes I’ve seen have been amazing in research,” she said in a May interview with Black Press Media.

READ MORE: ‘Changes I’ve seen have been amazing’: Island’s MS Walk continues to inspire

Sam Duerksen

About the Author: Sam Duerksen

Since moving to Victoria from Winnipeg in 2020, I’ve worked in communications for non-profits and arts organizations.
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