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WAMS Gala Luncheon Fast Approaching!
Forden Scholarship Recipients 
Dinner of Champions Celebrates Supporters 
MS Can Be Youth Highlight 
MS Informs 
Save the Date 
WAMS Gala Luncheon Fast Approaching
The second annual Women Against MS Gala Luncheon is quickly approaching on November 21st at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Join us for an inspiring program with guest speaker Zahra Al-Harazi and to celebrate this year's honouree, Dr. Valerie Verge, a dedicated MS researcher. 

If you're excited to hear Zahra speak, purchase a VIP ticket which gives you access to the VIP Reception before the event. There, you can network with the movers and shakers in Saskatoon and rub shoulders with Zahra and Dr. Verge yourself!

Purchase your ticket and learn more at wamsgalask.ca 
2019 Forden Memorial Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our 2019 Forden Memorial
Scholarship Winners,  Joni and Spencer! 
Joni Straker 
Delise, SK 
studying Supply Chain Management 
Spencer Davis 
Saskatoon, SK 
studying Education & Kinesiology 

Named in honor of Marlene Forden, this annual scholarship will provide funds to support the post-secondary education of up to two individuals impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member, and preferably those who grew up in rural Saskatchewan. Ken Forden and his family have generously donated the funds to establish and continue to offer this annual scholarship. Thank you to the Forden family and congratulations to this year's recipients!
Dinner of Champions Recognizes Top Fundraisers
The Dinner of Champions is an annual gathering to recognize the top MS Society fundraisers in the province. The Regina event was held on November 1st and we look forward to celebrating Saskatoon's Dinner of Champions on Friday, Nov. 7th. This celebration brought together all fundraisers who raised over $1,000 to support the MS Society in 2019. Information highlighting how the money raised helps support research, program and services, and advocacy was presented to all in attendance.

We look forward to connecting with the rest of our champions in Saskatoon on Thursday! 
MS Can Be Summit Highlight
MS Can Be was the first ever youth summit hosted by the MS Society in Toronto on September 20-22nd. The group of 82 young people connected over their shared experiences, and left equipped with the connections and skills to enact change in their communities.

One of the summit participants was Donavon Henrion from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Donavon has participanted in the Eastend Saskatchewan Blue Cross MS Walk since 2017 and since then has raised just over $4500 in the fight to end MS. Reflecting on the MS Can Be summit experience, he told us: 

“I haven’t felt that comfortable in a room in a long time. Where I don’t feel like I’m getting judged because I have MS. There were people from all over Canada around me who go through the same struggles I go through daily." 

We can't wait to see the impact Donavon and this dynamic group of young people continue to have in the MS community. 
MS Informs
Communication & Family Webinar
November 12th |  7pm - 8:15pm
Family... You love them but sometimes they drive you up the wall. This webinar is hosted by couple who has navigated those complicated conversations with family members. How do you explain invisible symptoms to communicate the severe impact they may have on your life? What's the best way to tell your relatives who have the best intentions, that you don't need any help from them? When are children old enough to tell them about MS? 

Join live from the convenience of your home or office at no charge for an in-depth discussion on this topic, hosted through a partnership between the MS Society of Canada, the National MS Society, and Can Do MS. Register online here
MS Gait Study: Call for Participants 
Who Can Participate?
People diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis with an EDSS ≥2.0 and ≤5.0 who can walk for at least 6 minutes without resting and have been relapse free for at least 30 days.
What would I have to do?
Participants will have a motion sensor attached to a belt placed on their lower back to determine the individual stride times of the gait cycle. While wearing the sensor, a 6-minute walking test will be completed at a self-selected speed. Participants will also answer two questionnaires to control for the effects of fatigue and mood on gait. All testing will be completed on the 200m indoor track in the University of Regina Fitness & Lifestyle Centre.
How long will it take?
The testing session will take approximately 45 minutes.
 
This project has been approved on ethical grounds by the Research Ethics Boards of the University of Regina and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Any questions regarding your rights as a participant may be addressed to the committee at (306) 585-4775 or research.ethics@uregina.ca. Out of town participants may call collect.
Save the Date
Add some sparkle to these wintery days and get a head start - dare we say it - on Christmas shopping. Hosted by Lawson Heights Mall in Saskatoon, Glitter is an exclusive night of shopping, entertainment, food, and specials only available to attendees!

There are a limited number of tickets to this exclusive event and they must be purchased at select, local non-profit organizations.Tickets are $10 each and 100% of that stays with the non-profit organization. Check out the Facebook event for updates, a list of charities involved, and drop into our Saskatoon Office at 706 Duchess Street from 8:30am to 4:30pm to buy your ticket. 
620 CKRM Musical Christmas Card

Mark your calendars for the 31st annual CKRM Musical Christmas Card for MS taking place on Sunday, December 15 from 9am to 1pm. Hosted by 620 CKRM, this annual radio fundraiser let's you call in, make a pledge and hear your favorite classic Christmas carol, all in support of the MS Society.  Don't miss special guest, award-winning Canadian country star, Jess Moskaluke. Stay tuned for details!
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