Awareness – every connection counts
Multiple sclerosis and the MS movement – everyone engaged in addressing the challenges of MS today while moving toward long-term solutions for tomorrow – become better known each year. But more must be done.
Every connection counts when it comes to increasing awareness and support of our cause. Every individual we connect with personally, every letter we write to an elected official, every person in our Facebook network, every poster we put up, every dollar we raise, every video viewed – each connection has the opportunity to change the world for people affected by MS.
MS Awareness Week 2015 is March 2 - 8 and people everywhere are creating connections stronger than the ones MS destroys. During this special week, take action to help others learn more about MS and what they can do to make a difference.
Create your own connection image to include in our gallery and share with your network, then explore the gallery to learn about the connections that will help us end MS forever.
World MS Day is May 27, 2015
World MS Day unites MS organizations globally and raises awareness of multiple sclerosis and those living with MS to improve public understanding and support that will move us closer a world free of MS.
Together We’re Stronger! The 2015 World MS Day campaign is focused on finding positive ways to celebrate both the big and small things that people and organizations have done that help to make life less difficult for people affected by MS – things like:
Individuals, groups and organizations that help improve access to health care, public spaces and buildings, accessible transportation, etc.
Policy makers who speak up for the interests of people affected by MS
People with MS who share their experiences , raise awareness and support others affected by the disease
Family, friends care partners who support people with MS each and every day
Employers who implement great workplace policies or make reasonable adjustments that enable people affected by MS to stay at work
People who fundraise for MS
Health care professionals
The idea is that by saying “thank you” and celebrating positive examples of change, we can encourage others to do more as well. To speak up more, to fundraise more and to make changes that remove barriers to access.
Opportunities in your community
For local opportunities to connect with others to raise awareness about MS, identify the area where you’d like to connect and find an opportunity that matches your passion.
Help others learn about multiple sclerosis
Helping others better understand this complex and unpredictable disease is critical to fueling the progress that changes lives for people affected by MS and ultimately will end the disease forever.
You can view and share the videos below, and many other videos available on the Society’s YouTube channel, to help others better understand MS.