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Burger sales raise thousands for MS Society of Canada

Fundraising figures are up “slightly” from last year’s totals in Olds and Bowden
MVT A&W Burgers to Beat MS
The A& W Root Bear greets pedestrians and motorists in Olds during A&W's nationwide Burgers to Beat MS campaign, held Aug. 18. Doug Collie/MVP Staff

OLDS - The A&W locations in Olds and Bowden took part in the nationwide Burgers to Beat MS campaign recently raising thousands of dollars for the cause.

The company vowed that on that on Aug. 18, $2 from every teen burger sold will go to the MS Society of Canada.

A total of just over $4,300 was raised locally, thanks to the sale of 806 Teen Burgers.

As the company Root Bear waved in people along Highway 27 in Olds, the Mountain View Pistons displayed some vehicles, an annual tradition for them and A&W.

Dean Bracken, who owns the franchises in Olds and Bowden, says this year's figures are up “slightly” from last year’s totals.

"Not a record, but we’re over our goal of $3,000," he wrote in an email.

MS (multiple sclerosis) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide variety of symptoms, including issues with vision, limb movement, sensation or balance.