October 18

JYD(Jerome Williams)hugged it out with Raptors Fans for the fight against MS@A.C.C.-Tues.,Oct.10th,2017

On Tuesday October 10, 2017, Jerome Williams (JYD), former Toronto Raptors and NBA Alumni, hugged it out for the fight against MS – at Jurassic Park Bremner Blvd prior to the Raptors first pre-season home game.

Your arms have the power to change the lives of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis, through the Hug It Out for MS Movement.

JYD hugged it out with Raptors Fans for the fight against MS. The MS Society asked everyone to join the fight against MS by ‘hugging it out’! A truly heartwarming movement. Hug it Out will turn your hugs into a donation. How? When individuals register to join the fight against MS their hugs will help spread awareness of the disease and the donations generated will go towards this vital cause. Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world, making it Canada’s disease; 1 in 340 Canadians live with MS. Hug It Out will give every Canadian the ability to make a significant contribution.


What is Hug it Out?
Hug It Out is a unique and interactive online peer-to-peer fundraising initiative where participants will be invited to visit http://www.hugitout.org and sign up to take part in the campaign. During the campaign, registered “Huggers” will be encouraged to share hugs with the people that mean the most to them and, encourage their peers to also join the movement! Can’t share a hug in person? Participants can send virtual hugs.

Hug It Out for MS will become the ultimate MS fundraising social movement encouraging people to “Hug it Out”, in Canada and around the world, to fight MS.


What is MS?
MS is currently classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). The disease attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin. Myelin is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibers. If damage to myelin is slight, nerve impulses travel with minor interruptions; however, if damage is substantial and if scar tissue replaces the myelin, nerve impulses may be completely disrupted, and the nerve fibres themselves can be damaged.

MS is unpredictable and can cause symptoms such as extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure, but each day researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.

http://www.hugitout.org Tag #HugItOut4MS


We would like to thank Lorraine Quartaro,
Senior Director – Communications for this invitation.