Strathmore A&W partners up to battle MS 0
Adam Bowen Multimedia Journalist Thursday, August 23 marked an important day in the fight against MS as A&W's across Canada donated $1 from every Teen Burger sold to MS research. The Strathmore A&W held a carnival that featured an employee shaving his head after raising $700.
On Thursday, August 23 A&W restaurants all across Canada united to celebrate the fourth annual Crusin' for a Cause Day to benefit and raise awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, where one dollar from every Teen burger sold was donated to fund research towards ending MS.
The Strathmore A&W took this one step further and held a mini carnival aimed at providing events for kids as well as additional ways to garner financial support for the outstanding cause.
Jay Cee Peters, an employee at A&W, took matters into his own hands, or into his hair so-to-speak as he raised over $700 dollars for the cause and shaved the mullet he had been growing for quite some time.
"I guess people really don't like the mullet because I raised over $700," said Peters. "It feels good to be able to help such a great cause."
For Shelia Leslie, who suffers from MS, the partnership with A&W and events such as this carnival are essential in increasing awareness as well as helping to ultimately find a cure for the debilitating disease.
"The A&W here in Strathmore is amazing," said Leslie. "We need the support for research, they keep getting closer. They are really good people out here."
MS is an often-debilitating disease, which attacks the central nervous, composed of the brain and spinal chord and often leads to a wide range of painful symptoms.
Through volunteers and initiatives such as Cruisin' for a Cause, hopefully one day researchers will be able to find a cure for MS.