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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cape town, South Africa gets moving in the run up to World MS Day Contributed by Amy and Joy Stephens, South Africa The Making Strides 4 Multiple Sclerosis (MS4MS) fun run was held on Saturday the 11th of May at the Rondebosch Common in Cape Town. The event entailed a 5km walk and a 10km […]
MS Care, Cairo, Egypt raising awareness during Cairo half marathon on Friday 10 May 2013 MS care hosted a stand at Cairo’s first ever marathon last week. The stand was attended by volunteers from the organisation and carried lots of information about MS and World MS Day. To find out more about MS Care visit […]
The giant brain in Stuttgart station was so successful in 2012 that AMSEL, part of the German MS platform, decided to reach out to commuters in the same way in 2013. The brain shows what happens to the brain of a person with MS and gives passers by the opportunity to learn more about the […]