Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Wetaskiwin A&W raises over $5,000 in MS fundraiser

By Sam Donnelly For the Pipestone Flyer

Wetaskiwin’s A&W location raises big money for the MS Society of Canada on their Beat MS Day.

On August 18, $2 dollars from every Teen Burger sold went to the MS Society of Canada. According to the manager of the location, Colleen Kruger they sold 643 Teen Burgers during the whole day.

“It went very well,” said Kruger.

The location also did some other fundraising through July to help raise money. Kruger said they did a bake sale, 50-50 draw and a couple of candy jar games to raise money. Throughout the campaign, customers could round up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the cause.

This year saw a 25 per cent increase in customers from last year according to Kruger.

At the end of the campaign Wetaskiwin’s location raised a total of $5,146 dollars for the MS Society of Canada.

A&W Canada has said their goal for the 14th year of this campaign is 1.5 million dollars raised.

“A&W is on a mission to create positive change within the MS community and help envision a world free of MS,” said A&W in a press release.

According to Kruger there is still no word yet as to how much money the whole chain made. To date, A&W Canada has raised 17 million dollars to the MS Society of Canada over the previous 13 years.

When asked how she thought the day went Kruger said, “It went very smoothly. My staff were on it.”