Cool cars cruise for cause

Group has raised more than $5 million in five years to help fight MS

A&W Cruisin’ for A Cause held a fundraiser last week in Maple Ridge for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  A&W restaurants in B.C. and the Yukon raised  $116

A&W Cruisin’ for A Cause held a fundraiser last week in Maple Ridge for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. A&W restaurants in B.C. and the Yukon raised $116

The fifth annual Cruisin’ for a Cause raised more than $1.45 million in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and its programs that benefit Canadians touched by the disease.

“This is a dream come true for all of us at A&W who hoped to reach this milestone in our fifth year. The ongoing enthusiasm and commitment to this very important cause has grown each and every year,” said Paul Hollands, president and CEO of A&W Food Services of Canada.

“On behalf of A&W, I would like to thank and congratulate all of our customers, employees, franchisees, car clubs, the MS Society and other supporters across Canada who helped us reach this significant goal.”

In total, Cruisin’ for a Cause has raised more than $5 million over the past five years to help those living with MS in communities across the country.

During this year’s Cruisin’ for a Cause, the top three fundraising restaurants, each raising more than $20,000, are located in Alberta. Leading the pack is an A&W in Grande Prairie, which raised $24,636, followed by two locations in Fort McMurray, raising $23,074 and $22,359.