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MS Society of Canada's Christmas cake campaign underway in P.E.I.

Christmas cakes. (The Guardian/
Christmas cakes.

Volunteers with the Island chapter of the MS Society of Canada are selling Christmas treats for the annual Christmas cake campaign.

There are currently some 380 Islanders living with MS, and about 7,000 people in Atlantic Canada have the neurological illness.

"The cake campaign is a big help in assisting with programs for Islanders living with this disease every day,'' said Tom Killorn, campaign co-ordinator.

Last year, the campaign raised over $94,000 in Atlantic Canada. The volunteers will be selling dark fruit cakes, light fruit cakes, chocolate chunk shortbread cookies, chocolate truffles and maple walnut fudge.

The deadline to order cakes is Nov. 15. To order, contact Killorn at 902-316-1012 or; Maureen Ross at 902-838-3235 or or Ida Heartz at 902-676-2063.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that can impact a person's movement and brain function. Patients can have difficulty in moving, fatigue and tingling and nerve pain.

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world and Canada is a leading researcher into this disease.

MS was recently in the news when the U.S. actress Selma Blair, 46, revealed that she has MS and is showing many symptoms.

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