Castlegar A&W staff members (with

Castlegar A&W staff members (with

UPDATE: Fabulous time for fighting MS

Fundraiser operates in Castlegar, and across the country

By Friday afternoon the tabulations had been made and it was learned that customers had helped the Castlegar A&W raise very close to $3,200 toward multiple sclerosis research.

The largest single fundraising component for Multiple Sclerosis research, according to on-screen sources on Thursday, August 22, is the A&W “Cruisin’ for the Cause.”

This event marked the fifth anniversary of the effort to raise money toward the search for an MS cure.

“Our goal today was $5,000,” said Castlegar store owner Shirley Henderson during a momentary lull in the action. “The company’s goal, nation-wide, is $1.5 million which would make it $5 million over the past five years.”

“Seventy-five thousand people in Canada have the disease,” added A&W Regional Manager Carole Bayard.