The annual A&W Cruisin ‘For A Cause along 228 Street in Maple Ridge was canceled this year. (The message files)
Maple Ridge A&W cancels classic car show
Teen burger fundraiser brings together hundreds of thousands for the MS Society of Canada
The annual classic car show at A&W in Maple Ridge has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the past few years, Cruisin ‘for a Cause has attracted hundreds of people. Classic cars lined 228 Street between Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road, which was closed to traffic due to the large number of participating vehicles.
The show, which was on Thursday, August 19, would be in its 13th year and was a traditional local fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
Instead, the popular burger franchise hosted its 13th annual Burgers to Beat MS Day on Thursday, where $ 2 from every teen burger was donated to help fight MS.
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According to the MS Society of Canada, MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve.
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Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, with an estimated 90,000 people across the country living with the disease and an average of 12 Canadians diagnosed each day.
Across Canada, A&W raised $ 533,532 for this purpose.
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