Let's all go to A&W to help a worthy cause


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August 23, 2016 12:00 AM

The Just Kruizin' Specialty Car Club is teaming up once again with A&W Restaurants and the Lloydminster chapter of the MS Society for Burgers to Beat MS Day. On Aug. 25 a dollar from every A&W Teen Burger sold will go toward the fight against Multiple Sclerosis and Just Kruizin' will be offering rides in their specialty vehicles for the cost of a donation.

Burgers to Beat MS Day is back this Thursday, when a dollar from every A&W Teen Burger sold goes toward the battle against Multiple Sclerosis.
“We’re going to be holding different events and they’ll have little games in all of the stores,” said Patty Milnthorp, current programs and services coordinator for the Lloydminster MS Society.
“In the evening, Cornerstone A&W—which is on the west end of Lloyd by Walmart—Just Kruisin’ Car Club is coming for that one and they will be giving rides in their classic cars for a donation and the Lloyd Auto Club is going out to Vermilion and doing the same thing.”
Last year the Lloydminster A&W locations raised $4,109, and also pulled in $800 from the car and bike ride donations from Just Kruisin’, with the local Harley Owners Group kicking in $500 to top it all off.
Though this number was down from previous years, Milnthorp said she considered it a success given the downslide in the economy at the time and this year she hopes to meet or beat that number.
Nationwide, the event raised approximately $1.6 million, all of which goes to researching ways to fight MS.
“I actually met a lady, she came and spoke at our symposium in the spring, her name is Fiona Fifield, and she had the stem cell treatment in Ottawa and A&W supplied the money for her to do that,” said Milnthorp.
“They flew her down to Ottawa and basically the stem cell treatment saved her life; she was dying, she had a very rare form of MS and it was very aggressive and she was coined by Dr. Mark Freedman as the sickest of the sick—A&W helped save her life.”
Fifield, a Trochu Alta. native, even wrote a book on the experience, discussing her journey and stem cell treatment, and credits the restaurant for helping get her through it.
This will be the eighth year of the Burgers to Beat MS campaign, with all 840 A&W locations in the country participating.
Also, if burgers aren’t your thing, $1, $2, and $5 donation cutouts are also available to anyone that wants to help out that way as well.
According to a press release from the MS Society, Canada has the highest rate of people affected with the disease, with one in every 340 Canadians afflicted.

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