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May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month in Canada. Every year the MS Carnation Campaign takes place in May to help raise funds and increase awareness. Carnations are sold on street corners, malls and other public spaces. The carnation is Canada's oldest and most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis.
World wide, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects about 2.5 million people. Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world. I am one of those Canadians. MS lasts a lifetime.There is no cure.
Over $45 million has been raised through the MS Carnation Campaign since its inception. Funds raised support MS research and services. $45 million worth of flowers is equal to 9 million bouquets of flowers or 27 million individual stems.