Tuesday, April 27, 2010

World MS Day update: India

As we move closer to 26 May, MS societies around the world are working hard to ensure their activities and events run smoothly.

The Indian MS Society India (MSSI) is planning events across the subcontinent to raise awareness about MS.
  • In four of India’s biggest cities, volunteers, most of whom have MS, will be holding events and giving people a chance to find out more about MS and its impacts.
  • In Mumbai a press conference will be held in one of India’s most respected hospitals. Doctors who specialise in MS and other neurological conditions will be on hand to answer questions from journalists.
  • Celebrity appearances include a number of well known cricketers and Milind Soman, a Bollywood and television actor, who will be running part of the great wall of China for the cause.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MS Society in Ireland launches national WMSD campaign

The MS Society in Ireland have launched their national World MS Day campaign for 2010. Take a look at their website to find out more about activities taking place near you.

Monday, April 19, 2010

World MS Day 2010 Update

From Argentina to China, Belgium to South Africa, the whole world is getting ready to mark the second international day for MS. World MS day is an opportunity for organisations working with people with MS to unite in a global movement for positive change. This year national and regional organisations are working hard to ensure that their events are innovative and reach a range of concerned persons.

The theme for 2010 is Employment and MS with societies choosing to mark the event in a number of creative ways. In Morocco organisers are planning seminars on MS and work in the morning as well as complimentary surgeries for MS patients in the afternoon. In Poland a press conference to launch the findings of an MSIF study into the economic impact of MS will encourage media outlets to focus on the importance of employment for people living with MS and their carers. Romanian organisers will aim to put MS and disability on the parliamentary agenda by raising awareness amongst more than four hundred parliamentarians.

To find out how World MS Day will be celebrated in your country; contact your local MS society. To find their contact details visit www.worldmsday.org/global-map