Be part of the global movement to end multiple sclerosis by getting involved in World MS Day.
World MS Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday 30 May with the campaign called ‘Bringing Us Closer’ and the theme of Research.
Research is bringing us closer to ending MS.
To succeed, we need to work together as a global MS community to find ways to improve life with MS now and end MS forever. The #bringinguscloser campaign is about connecting people affected by MS with those involved in MS research, including scientists, students, nurses, fundraisers, volunteers, and more. It's a chance to come together to celebrate what we've achieved in MS research so far, and share our hopes for the future.
WHAT IS WORLD MS DAY?
World MS Day is the MS movement’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease, and to support and connect the 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. It’s a day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future.
In 2009, MSIF along with members such as MS Australia who represents MS Queensland, initiated the first World MS Day. Together we have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with a campaign focusing on a different theme each year.
World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May with events and campaigns taking place throughout the month of May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by MS.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
HOST A WORLD MS DAY FUNDRAISER IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Help raise awareness about MS. Hold your own event whether it’s a small coffee meet up or a BBQ. You can also submit your event to the World MS Day events so it can be included in the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation’s list of World MS Day events showing our impact across the world!
For more information on how to fundraise for MS please check out our Team Cure MS page or contact us on 07 3840 0887.
TAKE A PHOTO OF A LANDMARK THAT IS LIT UP IN RED
Why not take a photo of one of the landmarks that will be lit up in red and share it on social media using the hashtags #bringinguscloser and #worldmsday and tag ‘@msqld’!
GET INVOLVED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
We will be posting World MS Day content throughout the whole of May so please share these with your friends to help spread the word! You can follow our World MS Day social media activities on Facebook (@msqld), Instagram (@msqld) and Twitter (@msqld). You can also share your own activities by using the hashtag #bringinguscloser.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Join us while we shake tins at one of the following Queensland Rail train stations: Central, Fortitude Valley, Milton, Roma Street, South Bank, and South Brisbane.
For more information on how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org contact us on 07 3840 0887.