National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) is an opportunity to celebrate the impact volunteers have across the country, and I wish to take this moment in time to recognize and thank you for being an integral part of a movement with tremendous momentum in the work we do for those living with and affected by MS.
With a foundation built upon the community being core to our work, the MS Society has a rich history in working with volunteers in delivering on our mission. A strong group of volunteers have been at the root of positive changes at government levels. Volunteers have made our grassroots fundraising events like MS Walk and MS Bike successful while bringing significant awareness of MS to our communities. Volunteers have been at the core of delivering impactful programs and services for individuals affected by MS. Programs like I Challenge MS have enabled groups of passionate volunteers to be innovative. Volunteers have donated time and treasure to ensure ground-breaking research delivers impact to those living with MS.
Simply stated, you are critical in our mission to find a cure for MS and enhancing the quality of life for Canadians living with the disease.
While National Volunteer Week serves as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the collective power of volunteers across the country, please know that every day, I am incredibly grateful for your tireless work. On behalf of the MS Society of Canada, I would like to offer my sincerest thanks for all that you do in our shared efforts to create a future free of MS.
Pamela Valentine, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
MS Society of Canada