So far 95 participants have signed up for the event, which will raise funds to support innovative research into the cause, treatment and cure of multiple sclerosis as well as services and programs for Canadians affected by the disease.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada estimates 100,000 Canadians have the disease.
The disease attacks the myelin which is a protective covering wrapped around the nerves of the central nervous system.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms can range from a loss of sensitivity or changes in sensation such as tingling, pins and needles or numbness, muscle weakness, very pronounced reflexes, muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving. Difficulties thinking and emotional problems such as depression or unstable mood are also common.