This year World MS Day celebrates everyone who has broken down the barriers to living with MS. Those people could be carers, friends, family members, health professionals, policy makers, companies, schools or support groups…anyone who has made a difference to people with MS.
Living with MS involves all kinds of challenges. In the run up to World MS Day 2015, we want to celebrate the ways that people all over the world are breaking down the barriers to living with MS.
In 2015 we’ll be sharing all the ways that people around the world have improved access for people with MS. We’ll be asking people to tell us about the people and organisations that have broken down the barriers to living with MS and made a difference in their lives.
The Foundation for Research in MS (ARSEP) celebrated World MS Day on Mother’s Day in France (May 25). They ran a fund-raising campaign linked with florists. This was particularly appropriate as MS affects women more than men. They also released a video showing people promoting their blue ribbon campaign. In keeping with the theme of […]
There is not currently an MS organisation in Albania, however, on World MS Day a group of people with MS gathered to celebrate in Gjirokaster. They discussed establishing the Albanian MS Society to support all people with MS, and to aid them in improving their quality of life.
This year a Finnish band recorded a song for World MS Day. The song was used in the Finnish MS Society’s national media campaign across television, radio, newspapers and Facebook. Five people told their MS stories online. These people also feature on the campaign’s TV commercial. The theme is Access to treatment, drugs and therapies […]
MS International Federation’s Head of International Fundraising Luke Thomas is spending World MS Day in China. After two years of engagement with the Chinese MS communities, MSIF is currently working with a Beijing-based organisation, the China Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD – www.hanjianbing.org/), to build on this groundwork to find and inspire people to take […]
Both the Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott and the leader of the opposition the Hon Bill Shorten have recorded video messages to share their support for World MS Day. It is excellent to see MS so high on the national agenda for Australia and a bipartisan call for support for people with MS. It’s a […]
On Wednesday afternoon 28 May, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will attend World MS Day at the Dutch MS Research Foundation where working groups of experts and people with MS will explore obstacles and solutions in research, care and information-provision about MS. There she will receive the first Dutch edition of the International […]
Três pessoas vivendo com EM no Brasil compartilham a sua história de vida através da Associação Brasileira de EM, a ABEM. Jefferson conta a sua história de vida a partir do diagnóstico de EM e como aprendeu a se respeitar com a ajuda da ABEM (Associação Brasileira de EM), ganhando assim o respeito das pessoas […]
The dictionary defines access as: Noun: 1. The means or opportunity to approach or enter a place Noun: 2. The right or opportunity to use or benefit from something Some people may have a set idea of what we mean when we talk about access in the context of Multiple Sclerosis. They may presume that […]
The video ‘Beautiful Day’, set to the U2 song of that name, was launched on the first World MS Day, 27 May 2009. Planned to raise awareness of MS and unite and broaden the global MS movement, the day saw more than 200 activities in 67 countries. Media coverage included TV coverage in 27 countries […]