Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is pleased to announce that World MS Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday May 30th to raise awareness and support people living with MS in County Donegal.
MS is the most common debilitating neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland. The theme of World MS Day this year is MS Research: ‘bringing us closer to ending MS’.
The MS Care Centre, the national respite and therapy centre for people living with MS, based in Dublin. MS Ireland will host MS Research Explored, a research information event in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Building from 6pm until 8pm. MS Ireland branches around the country will hold World MS Day events locally.
More than 9,000 people in Ireland are living with MS with thousands more family members affected. Three times more women than men are diagnosed with MS. There is no known cause or cure. MS Ireland is the national services, information and research organisation supporting the MS community.
Ava Battles, Chief Executive, MS Ireland said, “World MS Day is the annual awareness day for the MS community in Ireland and the theme of research is vital to people living with MS and their loved ones.
“MS Ireland is working with the global community ‘to find ways to improve life with MS now and end MS for ever’.”
In the lead up to World MS Day 2018, people can raise funds for MS Research and vital services, helping to Kiss Goodbye to MS. Throughout the month of May, supporters are asked to ‘go red’ and to Wear, Dare and Share: to wear red or hold a ‘red day’, dare to get sponsored for an MS Ireland sky dive or Fire Walk, and share with friends and family to spread the word.
Please text KISS to 50300 to donate €4 and nominate others to take part. For more information visit www.kissgoodbyetoms.ie
As part of the campaign Ireland is joining forces globally to create an MS Squad, a global tribe of ambassadors, who stand together in solidarity to support people and families living with MS. Everyone is encouraged to ‘get their game face on’ and join the MS Squad in solidarity with people living with MS.
Kiss Goodbye to MS is about raising awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and supporting MS Research as well as funding vital services that reduce the impact of MS including physiotherapy, general support services, and newly diagnosed seminars.