The fatkid Comedy Tour Gives Back!

A couple weeks ago a really cool friend of mine was diagnosed with Multiple Scoliosis (MS), so I decided to donate $50 from each of my upcoming fatkiD comedy shows to her directly.

Then I thought “Damn! I know a bunch of really cool people that suffer from MS, so instead of charging $15 a ticket, they will be $11, with $1 dollar going to the MS Society of Canada.

If you’d like to donate more, please click the Paypal button below and donate what you can. Your support means the world to them. At the end of each show, we will count the donations and add them to the site for full transparency.

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About MS

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 100,000 Canadians living with the disease. 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, and optic nerves). 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 the 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.

We are here to help. No one needs to face MS alone. In communities across Canada, the MS Society provides information, support, educational events and other resources for people living with MS and their families. Learn more about the programs and services the MS Society of Canada has to offer.

Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to find the cause of MS, develop better treatments with fewer side effects, and ultimately cure the disease for everyone who is affected by it. Learn more about the MS Society of Canada research  fund.