The MS Walk raised over $86,000 this weekend in Woodstock thanks to teams like the Little Helpers who brought in over $1,000.
WOODSTOCK - The MS walk in Woodstock raised over $86,000 this for the MS Society of Canada.
One of the top fundraising groups this year was the Little Helpers who brought in over $1,000. They are a group of six friends who are in the sixth grade.
Madison Buchanan started the group for her mom who has been living with MS since before she was born. She tells Heart FM they plan to double the amount next year.
"Well my mom has had MS since I was born and she always takes me to the walk. So just last year I made our team and then this year we raised double the amount of last year and we are going to do this every year until they find a cure."
The team is hoping to double amount again next year. Team member Adreana Rosa Wayne explains how she got involved with the Little Helpers.
"I heard not to long ago when I came to this school that Maddy's mom had MS and I'm just that person that always wants to find a cure and always wants to help other people and put other people ahead of myself."
Fund Development Coordinator with the local MS society Mark Goguen tells Heart FM all of the money raised goes towards a great cause.
"Part of the proceeds go towards research for a cure for MS. The other half of the proceeds go to client services, things that are used directly in Oxford County."