Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two weeks to go until World MS Day 2010

Activities have already started in the run up to World MS Day.

In Denmark, a 'Researcher in a Box' has set off on a nationwide tour as part of the Danish MS month. He is scheduled to stop off in six locations. He certainly entertained this group of visitors during a shopping trip to their local shopping mall - watch the video.

This week marks the start of the Cannes (France) and Art Directors Club (Germany) film festivals. The World MS Day film 'Beautiful Day' has been entered into several categories, with the hope of reaching a wider audience and raising awareness about MS. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some strong results.

In Turkey, activities for World MS Day and the Turkish MS Society’s MS Week include an exhibition of paintings of people with MS, which will be on display for ten days at one of Istanbul’s busiest shopping centres. On 26 May, there will be a bicycle tour of the city to raise money for the MS Society, and in the evening a musical extravaganza at the National Theatre with the MS Choir headlining. On 30 May, 350 people will attend a day-long conference with sessions led by doctors, physical therapists, dieticians, and people with MS.

In Chile, the MS Society has produced a colourful poster to raise awareness of MS and promote the day.

World MS Day poster by the Chilean MS Society

To find out how World MS Day will be celebrated in your country, contact your local MS society. To find their contact details visit

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