The moment you leave a gift in your will to the MS Society of Canada, you become a member of the Evelyn Opal Society. You become part of a community of generous, loving Canadians who are working together to build a brighter future for Canadians living with MS.
“It feels good to leave a gift in my will to the MS Society. They have heart and I believe in them. They use the funds in the best interest of people with MS, like me. Whether it’s funding research, programs, services, education, or advocacy, it all goes to improving the quality of life for people living with MS, and I’m all for that.”
- Marie Vaillant, legacy donor (Read Marie's Story)
You’ve trusted us to make your dreams come to life, through MS research, community support and advocacy. Now, it’s our turn to honour your legacy by sharing your story and acknowledging your commitment to helping others.
Who was Evelyn Opal?
Evelyn Gotlieb Opal is the founder of the MS Society of Canada. Diagnosed with MS in 1936, Mrs. Opal was frustrated with the lack of information available to persons living with multiple sclerosis. This frustration sparked a lifelong campaign to raise awareness about the disease and funds to find a cure.
Legacy gifts to the MS Society ensure that the work Mrs. Opal helped initiate can continue. Donors of legacy gifts are immediately awarded membership in the Evelyn Opal Society.