World Multiple Sclerosis Day is held on 30 May every year, though events and campaigns take place throughout the month of May. The 2019 campaign will be called ‘My Invisible MS’ (#MyInvisibleMS) and the theme is Visibility.
A new study published in the February 2019 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, has confirmed that nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States, more than twice the previously reported number.
World Multiple Sclerosis Day is brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.
In 2009, the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and its members 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.
In 2016, the theme for World MS Day is ‘Independence’. It will explore how people with MS can be independent, acknowledging that independence can mean different things to different people.
MSIF provides a toolkit of free resources to help everyone to take part in World MS Day. Anyone can use these tools, or make their own, to create positive change in the lives of more than 2.3 million people around the world.
Source: worldmsday.org | msif.org | nationalmssociety.org