Last week, A & W Drumheller sold Teen Burgers to raise money for multiple sclerosis.

The burger joint, on a national level, were selling Teen Burgers to raise money for MS research and Drumheller did very well.

"Overall we sold 626 Teen Burgers," said restaurant Manager Jonathon Campbell from A&W. "The proceeds from that were just over $1,200, plus we had about $400 in donations, so in total we raised about $1,600."

MS is a disease that attacks a protective covering of the brain and spinal cord called myelin, causing inflammation. More often than not, the myelin becomes damaged, resulting in a patchy protective covering throughout the spinal cord and brain. This causes nerve fibers, or Axons, to misfire causing pain, disorientation, seizures and more.

"MS is a really big thing that a lot of people don't realize," explained Campbell. "Canada is probably one of the highest populations that has MS in the world."

It is projected that from 2011's finding of MS cases in Canada, roughly 98,000, that in 2031, 133,000 people will be living with Multiple Sclerosis.

According to Campbell, A&W Canada ended up raising $825,000 by the end of Week 32 in their business calendar for MS. The 45 Canalta owned restaurants raised about $100,000 in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

"Drumheller is an amazing community," concluded Campbell. "They always seem to go above and beyond for a lot of things, especially (with) special causes."

 

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