Family endeavor to end MS

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Photo by Bill Tomana

Suzanne Jay

Photo by Bill Tomana

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. It is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults in Canada.

It is a cause that Sukhi Tomana took up when a close family member was diagnosed with the disease in 2001. Sukhi took action and organized with her cousins to host several successful fundraising dinners with family and friends. They built awareness about the disease, demonstrated huge loving support of the family members directly affected and helped the MS Society fund MS research and free supports and services to communities across the province.

Sukhi then took another step in fighting MS. She joined the MS Society staff team in Victoria and is now Corporate & Community Development Coordinator for the Vancouver Island Region. Her commitment to finding an end to MS continues to be a family affair. Her beautiful twin daughters Paran & Taryn are fundraising for the Scotiabank MS Walk in Victoria. They are on track to be the top youth rookies this year!

“As a family, we are driven to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The Scotiabank MS Walk is a beautiful event that allows people to come together to support a common cause and it allows us to instill the importance to giving back to your community to our daughters,” explains proud mom Sukhi.

The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease.

Please visit mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 to make a donation or for more information.