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World MS Day 2012

Friday April 13 2012 02:52 PM

Join Multiple Sclerosis Ireland this World MS Day, Wednesday, 30th May to raise awareness, raise issues and raise funds!

8,000 Faces of MS: Let's Face It Together!

Meet the faces of MS – people affected by MS, staff and volunteers at one of our information and support events around the country. Ask local representatives to face the facts that many treatments are not available to people with MS. And get out and about in your community or workplace by organising a collection or a McVitie’s Digestive Tea Party.

5 things you can do to mark World MS Day 2012:

 Write a letter for our ‘Letters To My Newly Diagnosed Self’ publication. If you were asked to write a letter to yourself today, to be read on the day you were first diagnosed, what would you say? Would you tell yourself to slow down and take stock? Or advise yourself to dive head first into living? Please email your story to worldmsday@ms-society.ie

 Find out about events in your local area. Meet people, talk about living with MS, share stories and laugh 

 In your local community spread the word about World MS Day. Put posters up in your local shops, do an interview with the local paper, post something about it on your Facebook page or email your friends, families and work colleagues

 Write to your local TD about Gilenya and Tysabri, two drugs that people with MS cannot access as the HSE is not funding them properly

 Support services in your local area by organising a collection, running your own event or by taking part in our McVitie’s Digestive Tea Party. Organise a get together in your home, community or workplace and use some of the yummy recipes from our ambassador Clodagh McKenna

We will be launching all our activities on the 1st of May so you will be able to find full details at that stage. Until then, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and keep reading our eNewsletter or contact us at worldmsday@ms-society.ie

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Published by: MS Ireland on Friday April 13 2012


Author: MS Ireland

Tags: ms, ireland, worldmsday, campaign


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