Student Works Painters MS heroes

Student Works Painting is one of the MS Society’s national sponsors and over the past six years they have donated over $750,000 to the cause. They have a program in place that matches MS donations; every franchisee donates $5 per job and Student Works Painting matches that to make it a total of $10 per job. This year they will be participating at the local Duncan Scotiabank MS Walk taking place on Sunday, May 24 at the Cowichan Sportsplex.

Mike Bateman is the owner/operator in Duncan and has decided to donate a free house painting job to a person in the Cowichan Valley living with MS. When asked why he was donating he said, "I wanted to do something nice for someone else and give back to the community".

Bateman also mentioned that MS has touched the Student Works Painting Community; it is a cause that is very important to their organization. Cloverdale Paint will be donating the paint for this project. If you would like to make an online donation go to then search the team name Student Works Painting.

Since its founding in 1948, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has acted as a key partner to the MS research community. The MS Society currently provides over $10 million per year to MS research and is the single largest funder of MS research in Canada.

The Duncan MS Walk is an inclusive and family oriented event with face painting, balloons, coffee and continental breakfast, healthy lunch, doggie treats and bandanas, motivational speakers and lots of community spirit. All routes are wheel chair accessible.

For more information or to register go to or call the local MS Society office at 250-748-7010.

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