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On April 22, over 200 Concordians raised over $5 000 to contribute to last weekend’s Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Walk-a-Thon. This year’s event held special significance for Distribution coordinator Mike Russo who recently received an MS diagnosis. He spent the spaghetti luncheon chatting with JMSB student and Olympic athlete Philippe Beaudry (see Journal, Sept. 11, 2008). Beaudry will be competing with Team Canada in fencing in London in 2012, his second Olympic competition. Beaudry especially wanted to participate at the event because of his own mother’s experience with MS.
In addition to the meal, served up by volunteers from across the university, those present participated in a raffle of goods and services donated by local businesses. Tickets and souvenirs from the Montreal Canadiens and Montreal Impact teams, along with coupons for local restaurants were among the prizes. Congratulations to everyone who made the event such a success.