47th Annual Cakes and Cookies fundraiser comes to Kemptville

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For many years, the Leeds Grenville chapter of the MS Society of Canada has supported members of its community living with MS by raising funds through various special events. One of the longest-running traditions of the Leeds Grenville chapter is the annual Cakes and Cookies fundraiser. Now going into its 47th season, it is truly an institution in North Grenville.

Earlier this year, the MS Society saw the local chair of this event, Margaret Mohr, retire. Margaret’s many years of service are well noted, not only with the MS Society, but throughout the local community. The MS Society is looking for new community superheroes, like Margaret, in North Grenville to volunteer for special events such as the Cakes and Cookies fundraiser.

If you’d like to order some special holiday treats this year, fruit cakes, shortbread cookies and chocolate almonds will be on sale at various locations in Kemptville throughout the month of November, with all proceeds going to the MS Society’s Leeds Grenville chapter.

“It is a true testament to the wonderful volunteers we have had throughout the years that this event has run successfully for so many years,” says Kelly McElrea, the new Coordinator of Fund Development and Community Engagement for the Leeds Grenville chapter. “I am humbled by all they have done and look forward to seeing this wonderful event run for another 47 years.”

The MS Society provides important programs and services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and fund ground-breaking research to find the cause and cure for this disease.

If you would like to order, or find out more about volunteering, please contact Kelly McElrea at 613-342-6396 or by email at kelly.mcelrea@mssociety.ca.

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