Open letter to all Yukoners:
As president of the Local Yukon Multiple Sclerosis Association in Whitehorse, it brings me great pleasure to write this letter to you. It has been a great year in the Yukon with creating more awareness of what multiple sclerosis is. I would like to start with thanking all the people who have volunteered their time to help.
A&W, thank you for everything you do for us all year long. And thanks to the classic car club for coming out and supporting the “Dub” and “the Cause” days!
Whitehorse Star, Yukon News, community channel 9, CKRW (Tim K) - thank you for your supporting non-profit organizations to help advertise meetings and other events.
Also thank you to Quizno’s, Air North, Staples, Whitehorse Beverages, Starbucks, Yukon Electrical, Alpine Health, Superstore, Subway, City of Whitehorse, Tim Horton’s, the local produce stand, Wal-Mart, St. John Ambulance, Paradise Alley, Yukon Springs, YARA and Lil’s Place. And thanks to Brian for the photography.
Thank you to Ed the groundskeeper at Shipyards Park for everything you do.
Also we would like to extend a thank you to the minister of health, Doug Graham, and his staff for helping people with multiple sclerosis overcome some health challenges and make it a little easier for us to obtain the help that we need.
Thank you for the Yukon legislature and the City of Whitehorse for making tributes and flying the MS flag during May’s national awareness month.
Also thanks to staff with medical travel for ensuring we make our appointments with the specialists.
Thank you to the doctors we have that understand and know what multiple sclerosis is, and what it does to us each differently who live with it. I extend to the rest of the doctors in the Yukon, if your not sure what MS is, let us help you to understand, as it is a disease that affects every one of us differently every day. Also it is one of the hardest diseases to diagnose and manage.
The Yukon Multiple Sclerosis Association is a non-profit group in Whitehorse and is distinct from the MS Society in B.C. If you’re looking for some help or resources, you are welcome to contact the association directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yukon Multiple Sclerosis Association