Gamers Vs MS is a way to bring gamers and streamers together in the fight against MS. It is a project that anyone can participate in, and you can learn more on our “get involved” page. You can stream on your own, anytime, and help in the fight.
Our twice-yearly marquee event is week-long gaming relay marathon, where gamers across Canada join the fight against MS. We also host open events that anyone can register for like Boss Battles. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
The first relay took place in June 2018, raising nearly $10,000 for MS Canada. Since then, we’ve expanded our project: The One-Ups, twice-yearly relay, and Boss Battles. We’ve raised about $310,000 to date!
ABOUT GAMERS VS MS
About Multiple Sclerosis
GamersVsMS is a project in support of MS Canada. Below is information from their website about Multiple Sclerosis, as well as about the charity.
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease.
MS is currently classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). The disease attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin. Myelin is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibres. If damage to myelin is slight, nerve impulses travel with minor interruptions; however, if damage is substantial and if scar tissue replaces the myelin, nerve impulses may be completely disrupted, and the nerve fibres themselves can be damaged. MS is unpredictable and can cause symptoms such as extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure, but each day researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.
About the MS Canada
Canada provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Since their founding in 1948, the core support of MS Canada has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. MS Canada receives almost no funding from government.