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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
Mayor’s Office - "Committed to Service Excellence"

Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
May 1-31, 2022 asMS Awareness Month

WHEREAS;  Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling neurological disease affecting an estimated 1 in 400 Canadians and approximately 90,000 across the country; and 

WHEREAS;  Multiple sclerosis symptoms vary widely and may lead to problems with numbness, coordination, vision and speech, as well as extreme fatigue and even paralysis; and 

WHEREAS;  There is no known cause of, prevention of, or cure for multiple sclerosis; and 

WHEREAS;  The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the only national organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families.  Annual fundraising events such as the MS Walk, MS Bike, and A & W Canada’s Burgers to Beat MS campaign support programs to enhance the lives of people affected by multiple sclerosis and their families and support MS research in Canada; and 

WHEREAS;  Since 1948, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has contributed $200 million towards MS research; and is grateful for the dedication and commitment of its supporters and volunteers that has made this possible; and 

WHEREAS;  Together we will find ways to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change and see a world free of multiple sclerosis.

THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2022 to be “MS Awareness Month” in the City of Barrie.



- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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