A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause Day will take place Thursday, August 22, 2013. For every Teen Burger sold at all A&W Restaurants across Canada that day, $1 will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, which helps fund MS research and provides life-changing services for people living with MS.
A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause Day unites A&W’s Canadian Cruisin’ history and delicious burgers with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s goal to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, an ailment that affects Canadians at a significantly higher rate than average. Our goal on Cruisin’ for a Cause Day is to raise the most funds we can to help End MS in Canada and worldwide.
Last year, through Teen Burger sales, paper car cut-outs and social media support, over $1.3 million was raised for the cause. Throughout the course of the day, more than 730 A&W restaurants from coast to coast will host events like classic car gatherings, retro music and car-hop service, hula hoop and root beer chugging contests, and more.
A&W will also donate $1 for every #CruisinforaCause retweet or Facebook MS Cruisin’ for a Cause 2013 event RSVP (up to $20,000) from now until August 22nd.
Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Most often, it’s diagnosed in adults between the ages of 15 to 40. The disease is unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Every day, three Canadians are diagnosed with MS. There is no cure – yet.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada believes no one needs to face MS alone. They provide support and resources for those living with the disease and are a leader in funding MS research in Canada.