This May was a busy one in Italy. The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform’s “Under Pressure” project was launched with a street exhibition in Milan on 7 May. The exhibition moved to Rome for World MS Day on 27 May. On 26 May, volunteers of the Italian MS Society’s Rome branch gathered for Pope Frances I’s […]
As part of the Finnish MS Society’s World MS Day 2013 celebrations, 20 events including open days and lectures took place across Finland. The main event was a festival in Helsinki. Singer Saija Varjus, who has MS, performed at the event along with an acrobat who also has MS. The festival was hosted by Finnish […]
MS Uruguay celebrated World MS Day with a stand-up show from Franco Pachana. A video featuring the mottos of young Uruguayans with MS was shown at the event. As part of MS Uruguay’s World MS Day activities, three young women with MS and a neurologist were invited to talk about MS on a popular TV […]
The Moroccan Association for People Affected by MS (AMMASEP) hosted a scientific conference at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Mohammed V University on 1 June. The conference was chaired Professor Elyahyaoui, Honorary President of AMMASEP. AMMASEP also organised an MS Walk led by World MS Day cars.
To mark World MS Day 2013, MS Society of India’s (MSSI) Bengaluru Chapter organised an MS Walk in Cubbon Park. Around 150 participated in the event and MSSI are proud to announce that this year they received more press coverage than ever! MSSI’s Indore Chapter celebrated World MS Day with live music. Swarna Mategaonkar and Pune […]
Positive about MS and the Salford branch of the MS Society organised an event to raise awareness of MS for World MS Day at the Lowry centre in Manchester this week. Kaz Laljee, founder of Positive about MS and a volunteer at the Salford branch of the MS Society, organised an event at the Lowry […]
Tunisia celebrated World MS Day 2013 on 18 May with lectures for MS professionals and people with MS. They were also out in force on the streets of Tunis raising awareness of MS amongst the public. Check out the video to find out more about how they reached out to passers by.
MS New Zealand is celebrating World MS Day with the relaunch of radio ads from 1995. The adverts which were first aired 18 years ago aim to raise awareness of the disease by reaching out to new audiences. MS New Zealand have also launched a new Fatigue Management Programme ‘Minimise Fatigue, Maximise Life: Creating balance […]
Mexican actors support World MS Day 2013 Mexican actors Luis Gerardo Mendez, Armando Hermandez, Macarena Achaga and Yago Munoz came together for a press meeting to raise awareness of MS and draw attention to World MS day. The actors came together to raise awareness and show their solidarity with people with MS. They dipped their […]
AGAPEM in Brazil organised an educational event for people with MS and their families. The event took place on 25 May in Porto Alegre. Highlights included a seminar from a psychologist and neurologists who spoke about MS in young people and it’s implications for people diagnosed and living with the disease in this particular time […]
Fourteen volunteers from the Japanese MS Society (JMSS) took to the streets of downtown Tokyo on 25 May in bright pink T-shirts. They were their to raise awareness of MS for World MS Day. They spoke to hundreds of passers-by and handed out more than 4000 leaflets!
On 26 May 2013, MSIF, assisted by the China MS/NMO group, coordinated an event in central Beijing to celebrate World MS Day. 100 people with and affected by MS/NMO, MS health professionals and journalists gathered to mark both the Day and the collaborative efforts of the MS/NMO group and MS health professionals. Upon arrival all […]
The Gibraltan MS Society has recently been granted charity status and have already been hard at work promoting World MS Day and raising awareness. Their founder’s story featured in B magazine this month. Read her story here. They have also been asking their members to share their mottos and have had a number of mottos […]
To mark World MS Day 2013, Multiple Sclerosis Spain (EME) and Genzyme have launched a new mobile game called EM Fighter (MS Fighter) to raise awareness and have a little fun along the way! Players must help Neuri the Neuron fight MS and collect objects to gain points. The challenge is to hit 2,500,000 points […]