Grande Prairie A&W locations have raised $66,181 in the 2019 Burgers to Beat Ms Campaign, however, they’ll have to wait on official word if it is enough to top the campaign for the seventh consecutive year
Throughout Thursday, people were lined up out the door at the 100 Street location. Along with their Teen Burgers, they were treated to free local entertainment as well as a nearly 100 strong custom and old car show.
President & CEO of A&W Canada Food Services Susan Senecal visited the location for the fundraiser. She said it’s no surprise Grande Prairie has topped the country for well over half a decade.
“We have been admiring and thrilled year after year by the performance of Grande Prairie and the community pulls together in such an amazing way; kind-hearted people, generous people and certainly very committed people, dedicated year after year to make it better and better.”
President and CEO of the MS Society of Canada Pamela Valentine adds the close-knit community spirit of Grande Prairie is a major reason the fundraising efforts in the city go so above and beyond.
“People know who their neighbours are, and they know somebody in their circle who has MS. It’s a friend, a mother, a daughter, it’s someone they know, so there is a real personal connection I think.”
Now in its 11th year, the Burgers to Beat MS campaign sees $2 from each Teen Burger sold across the country go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. GP first reached the top spot way back in 2013.
The full official results of the fundraising campaign are expected within the coming days.